DHL Global Forwarding will now ship Taste Ireland's products - including brands like Tayto crisps and Barry's Tea - on direct sailings to Australia, selected to minimise transit times and the risks of in-transit food expiry.
DHL will use its reefers - refrigerated containers - to ship the temperature-sensitive products.
Prior to shipping, DHL will consolidate and pack Taste Ireland's high volumes of orders - from customers including major supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths as well as most Irish pubs in Australia - to reduce the container numbers and subsequently optimise transport costs and times for the distributor.
“We chose to work with DHL because of their exemplary track record in handling time-sensitive food shipments with strict compliance, accuracy, and efficiency," said Eamon Eastwood, CEO, Taste Ireland. "As our business continues to grow at breakneck speed, we needed a forwarder who could not only simplify and speed up our shipping process across numerous line items but give us full visibility of and confidence in our shipments' freshness when they arrive at each customer's door."
To further expedite the delivery process, DHL will also pre-clear Taste Ireland's shipments with Australian customs prior to their arrival.