Paddie Allen hired to head up the company’s UK air freight operations

Paddie Allen has joined PML Seafrigo as airfreight director, heading up the company’s UK airfreight operations.


Paddie Allen joins PML Seafrigo as head of UK airfreight operations

A seasoned logistics specialist with proven expertise in airfreight, warehousing and ocean, Allen’s foray into logistics began with a seven-year stint at a rival global logistics provider based at Heathrow, where he advanced from gateway coordinator to department manager.

His next move to another transport, logistics, supply chain and storage specialist saw Allen assume sole responsibility for managing the Heathrow export operation and the company’s cross dock import / export warehouse facility.

Two subsequent senior positions (regional general manager and head of air & ocean UK) at competitor logistics service organisations cemented Allen’s credibility as the ideal candidate for the new role at PML Seafrigo, the firm said.

Allen said he was attracted to the opportunity of joining PML Seafrigo, a business which combines PML’s UK expertise in the transfer of perishable goods with Seafrigo’s extensive global presence. 

The role of airfreight director sees Allen based at Heathrow, with responsibility for 22 staff.

Commenting on the new position, Allen said: “I’m delighted to be joining PML Seafrigo a time when we are witnessing an upward trend in the use of air freight services, especially for perishable goods where speed and efficiency of transport are so vital.

”There are some exciting initiatives in the pipeline for our air freight operations, including the opening of a route to the Middle East, undertaking more complementary business with our Australia airfreight division, and a return to chartering our own aircraft is also potentially on the cards.

Allen added: ”PML Seafrigo offers customers seamless door-to-door logistics covering all aspects of the journey. I’m proud to be part of this progressive business and am keen to uphold the exemplary air freight service for which it is renowned.”