Specialist nuclear transport company, International Nuclear Services (INS), has donated a large chest freezer to Barrow Food Bank to help with its provision of food to those in need in the local community.

INS and its subsidiary Pacific Nuclear Transport Limited (PNTL) have had a base in Barrow for more than 40 years and currently operate four nuclear cargo vessels out of the town, with a further ship in Workington.

Bernard Payne, manager of nuclear INS’s Barrow terminal facility, said: “We recognise the impact Barrow Food Bank and its satellite centres have in the community and got in touch to offer support. It was clear that the quickest and most effective help we could give was to supply a freezer to maximise the food bank’s capacity to store and distribute perishable food that is donated.

“INS and its subsidiary Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd have been based in Barrow for more than 40 years and we are grateful to the community for its support. We are pleased we can contribute to the food bank in this small way and will look at aspects of their service which could also support.”

INS and PNTL transport nuclear materials from the UK and France to Japan. INS also provides maritime nuclear transport services to the international market, including global nuclear non-proliferation activities and has an in-house capacity for designing and licensing transport containers for nuclear material.