A Kent-based international fridge and container haulier has entered administration.

Coolfruit, which traded out of two operating centres in the county and held a standard international licence authorising 25 HGVs and 25 trailers, appointed administrators from SFP Restructuring on 28 April.

The haulier had been trading for more than 20 years and operated out of a base on the Henwood industrial estate in Ashford, as well as in Sellindge.

It undertook distribution work in the UK and on the continent carrying fresh fruit and vegetables in containers on low ride skeletal trailers and reefers.

Documents published by the office of the traffic commissioner showed that Coolfruit had its licence revoked without a public inquiry at the beginning of 2023.

A PI to consider a fresh application was then scheduled to take place this month but this has now been withdrawn.

SFP administrator David Kemp did not return our calls.