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Refrigerated Transport

For more than three decades, we’ve been tasked with bringing highly perishable goods across the Irish Sea – and to the European continent beyond.

Our drivers are skilled, punctual and highly trained, backed up by an expert customs clearance team that equips them with all the paperwork they need to ensure smooth entry and exit

Why partner with us?

End to End

We ensure your goods are collected, clear customs, and travel safely to their destination, arriving in perfect condition.

Client Portal

Our secure online portal allows you to book jobs, track consignments, download POD’s and store all relevant documentation, ensuring a clear audit trail is available.

24/7 Customer Service

Our customer service team is here to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Along with that 90% of all the pallets we transport are delivered directly within 24 hours of loading.

Cold Chain Maintained

We transport frozen, refrigerated, perishable and dry goods. All vehicles we use are to the highest standard with temperature tracking equipment to ensure the cold chain is maintained at all times from collection to delivery.

We have a strict in-house process as well as meeting all requirements the BRCGS AA certification sets out to be fully compliant with the highest food safety, and traceability standards.

Our core business is groupage, facilitating the shipping of smaller consignments to different locations across the UK and mainland Europe. We have the scale, best in industry practice & 30 years of experience to ensure our customers are getting the most reliable, flexible, and cost-effective service available.

With decades of experience in agri-food, we have a deep understanding of what’s required to deliver valuable perishable goods safely.

Our loads arrive on time, exactly as they were packed and with a dossier of accurate and compliant documentation.


Pallets shipped monthly


Destinations covered per month


Green routed Customs Declarations
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Customers serviced per month

What our clients say about us

“We have been working with Southgate Transport for over 15 years now and find the service they provide second to none in what is a very difficult sector. From collection times to scheduled deliveries and customs clearance they provide us with a service that we feel we can 100% rely on, and any queries we have are answered very promptly by the team at Southgate who are always available on the other end of the phone. As business partners go, I could not recommend Southgate highly enough. They never let me down.”

Eoin McNamara, Moyvalley Meats