Christian Salvesen, the logis­tics specialist, has bagged a £45m contract to run Inter Link Foods' logistics operation over the next five years.

Under the terms of the deal, Christian Salvesen will be delivering 4,500 pallets of finished products from Inter Link to the retail distribution centres of major supermarkets and other customers seven days a week.

It will also be transporting 1,000 pallets of raw materials directly to some of the Inter Link bakeries.

Paul Mohan, MD of Christian Salvesen's temperature controlled business unit, said: "Essentially, we are moving the existing supply chain operation to a centralised platform."