EV Cargo has landed new UK contracts with three new customers across road freight, warehousing and contract logistics after a strategic review of resource allocation across its UK fleet, which saw it harness integrated technology to increase the efficiency and agility of its services.

Working for AllPond Solutions, EV Cargo will handle the importation and receipt of freight from global manufacturing locations, store goods at its flagship contract logistics hub at Ashby and handle the final distribution, ensuring a full end-to-end solution managed by EV Cargo people and systems.

Full and part-load B2B order distribution to retailers will be undertaken, with smaller consignments handled by EV Cargo’s express network Palletforce, and e-commerce fulfilment in conjunction with Amazon Prime.

EV Cargo has also won a contract to provide warehousing, e-commerce fulfilment and road distribution to Versuni, home to a range of well-known domestic appliance brands. Imported sea freight will be palletised, stored and distributed to retailers, with e-commerce and B2C order fulfilment also undertaken.

The group has also secured a warehousing and distribution deal with Pernod products which will see the group harness its expertise in drinks logistics.

It will transport products from manufacturing locations, provide bonded warehousing at Ashby, manage order and case picking and handle the onward distribution.

EV Cargo attributed its success to its global platform which it said “provides seamless end-to-end solutions, enabling in-country product receipt, e-commerce fulfilment and final mile B2B and B2C distribution.”

It added that its UK control tower also provides real-time tracking capabilities across the national fleet and a “robust” 4PL partner network, “leveraging data to provide a more responsive service and deliver an excellent customer experience.”

Andy Humpherson, EV Cargo Solutions chief executive, said: “Since the pandemic, we’ve been transitioning to a more asset-light and technology-enabled operating model where our owned fleet is supported by EV Cargo’s extensive 4PL platform and the Palletforce express network, all connected by our world-class control tower system. That has allowed us to become more agile and efficient which in turn has helped secure these new contract wins.

“Our state-of-the-art contract logistics hub in Ashby, with its BRC accreditation and bonded facilities, is at the heart of our UK domestic network and ensures we can provide the best possible service to customers with the flexibility to respond to market conditions, supported by our tier 1 WMS system Blue Yonder.

“Managed seamlessly on a global level by EV Cargo people, technology and systems, we offer a quality concept-to-consumer service encompassing global freight transportation, order fulfilment, eCommerce and last-mile B2B and B2C distribution