Brussels, Belgium—May 02, 2012—Combining their expertise in the shipping, handling and distribution of perishable goods, food product distributor Foodcareplus and international perishable handling services provider Nova Fresh Logistics formed one go-to partnership to provide an integrated seafood logistics service—managing all related requirements from origin to destination, including inspections, customs and throughput for a simplified and ultimately manageable logistics process.
“The strategic partnership between Foodcareplus and Nova Fresh Logistics was formed in response to customer requests for a premium, one-stop service for seafood transport, processing and distribution,” said Steve Alaerts, General Sales Manager of Foodcareplus. “The collaboration with Nova Fresh Logistics allows us to offer a unique all-encompassing solution that meets individual customer requirements and challenges.”
With their experience in the shipping and handling of perishables, Foodcareplus and Nova Fresh Logistics also eliminate much of the costly risks inherent to seafood transport. In addition to complying with the required legislation and regulations for the countries and regions that the shipments pass through, they ensure that documentation is correct at all times. This reduces the risk of extra charges, potential delays and loss of cargo.
Customers are provided with a clear estimate of all logistics costs, eliminating unexpected additional collateral costs such as container detention, demurrage and storage fees.
The two companies will work together on seafood shipments from the Nordic waters—Barents Sea, Norway and Greenland—first to Antwerp for throughput, then to Asia for processing and finally back to Europe for distribution. They will also actively work with customers to use the port of Antwerp as an efficient gateway for South and Eastern Europe. In this central location in the heart of Europe, Nova Fresh Logistics provides a high standard of storage facilities and a long experience with the shipping and handling of food.
“We are excited to be working with a logistics partner with expertise and experience in the transport of perishables,” said Ben Van Wolput, General Manager of Nova Fresh Logistics. “Within the partnership, the roles are clear. Foodcareplus will co-ordinate shipments and arrange sea freight, while Nova Fresh Logistics will organize handling, storage and final delivery.”