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Frigo Breda moving into Moerdijk

Feb. 4, 2020
Company’s new coldstore in the Netherlands port to feature 70,000-pallet capacity, container yard with reefer plugs

Frigo Breda, which provides coldstore solutions for refrigerated and frozen cargo, is establishing a new location at the Port of Moerdijk in the Netherlands.

The company said the new 70,000-pallet facility will cover 5,8 hectares (14.3 acres) and have its own 300-meter quay. Frigo Breda plans to store frozen and chilled products that can be shipped in or exported using all modalities (water, rail and road). The new facility also will include eight large cells with 31 loading docks.

Frigo Breda, a co-owner of Easyfresh, previously had 37,000 pallets of capacity divided across six locations, so the Moerdijk expansion, which includes establishing a new headquarters, is of “large significance,” the company maintained.

In addition to the coldstore, Frigo Breda plans to establish a container yard with reefer plugs for cooling loaded containers, and a new border inspection point (BIP) will be created for the Dutch veterinary inspection body (NVWA), allowing import products like meat or fish to be inspected in Moerdijk arriving by container.

“The transport and logistics sector will face future challenges to make ever increasing transport-movements more efficient and environmentally friendly against so much needed lower CO2 and NOx emissions,” said Reinier van Elderen, Frigo Breda’s managing director.

“Our new facilities will have a large storage and stevedore (dockworker) capacity with direct access to the water, guaranteeing short connections to the main hubs of Rotterdam and Antwerp. Next to this, we will have a rail connection, which we can use to attract perishables from the whole of Europe and amongst others export again via shortsea and barge combined with Deepsea export again to the end-destination.

“By using more water and rail, we limit the very traffic sensitive road-transport from and to Rotterdam and Antwerp. We create a more reliable supply chain for our clients against a more environmentally friendly profile with lower emissions.”

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