Sunday, 29th October 2017
EASYFRESH NEWSLETTER Nr.29101736
" The strengths are in our differences, not our similarities"
"Simple can be harder than complex"
"Stop wishing, start doing."
" Strawberries Red, sit in their patch of Green, trying to hide in the spaces between."
" I always followed the same direction ,the difficult, the one that uses the salmon."
" A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a hair"
"Yeah, I like cars an basketball. But you kow what I like more? Bananas"
"If you do not find your other orange find your half a lemon."
Koper, Ravenna and the Adriatic Sea : A “motorway” into Europe
Easyfresh is well established in the Adriatic, serving the East Mediterranean (Egypt, Israel, etc) and the Far East fresh and frozen goods traffics into/out from all Europe. Our customers in countries like Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, South Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech, Poland, Romania, etc are benefiting of an utmost flexible (weekends included) and fist class cold chain services.
In fact our “European Refrigerated Distribution Centers” are fundamental, as they allow a single location to stock and efficiently distribute a vast number of fresh and frozen products throughout Europe.
Easyfresh owns, manages, operates with own staff or subcontracts a number of bonded coldstores, full or partly, throughout the world, and mostly in Europe. Given our strong position in the European Continent our different coldstores, well connected to ports and container terminals, allow to link a number of inland services to the ocean freight.
Through our various coldstores we can offer a number of services to our customers, as part of the cold chain, adding same to the seafreight :
Our “European model” as explained in attached picture, reflects how we can serve a customer located in Central Europe via NWC ports (Antwerp, Rotterdam, etc) and/or Adriatic ports.
List of services;
Trucking / FTL & LTL
Re-icing / wet & dry ice
The future global hub for salmon?
The port of Hirtshals Hav in northern Denmark is shaping up to become the world’s number one port for salmon cargo turnover, and salmon company Sekkingstad, is getting in on the action.
It owns the VAP company Skagerak Salmon in Hirtshals, and is in the process of building the wellboat “Hav Line” at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain in cooperation with Haugland Gruppen in Austevoll.
Currently under construction, Hav Line’s new vessel will be capable of transporting 150,000 metric tons of salmon to the port, and potentially this figure could be doubled.
Sekkingstad is now positioning itself to exploit the salmon arriving at Hirtshals by building a new factory at the port.
The volume of salmon passing through this port could be on a par with Ustka in Poland, where processes Norwegian salmon for the European market, or with URK in the Netherlands, and Grimsby in England for white fish.
The plant Sekkingstad intends to build in Hirtshals will be able to take up to 150,000 metric tons of fish annually.
Sekkingstad said that in a few years’ time Hirtshals could be receiving several hundred thousand metric tons of salmon from Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.
“There are already a number of salmon producers established in Hirtshals,” he said.
Between 30,000 and 50,000 metric tons of salmon passes through Hirtshals Port now, according to Sekkingstad.
At present around 400,000 metric tons of salmon is produced south of Stad in Western Norway. Sekkingstad currently purchases around ten percent of this fish.
On board the ship the salmon will be slaughtered, gutted and chilled while the fish are transported to the plant in Hirtshals.
After the fish is gutted, it goes directly to storage in RSW-chilled tanks.
From Hirtshals the salmon will have easy access to a road network and railway that can swiftly bring the fish to the markets in Europe,” said Linn Indrestrand, evelopment adviser at Hirtshals Port.
The town’s port authorities are now working to attract more companies to establish themselves in the port.
“We have expanded acreage in the port by 250,000 square meters. We are already a large fishing port and are aware that more and more enterprises are thinking about establishing businesses in Hirtshals, since we are in the EU and have good communication opportunities for road, train and air transport,” Indrestrand said.
“We are working conscientiously on moving goods traffic from roads to sea, and building up capacity in cooling and refrigerated stores at the port,” she said
Market growing in EU
Italy, Spain and Poland are leading the way in the production of fruit and vegetables grown in the EU, according to the latest report from Eurostat.
In 2016 Spain was the largest EU producer of fruit in terms of production area, with 942,000 hectares (or 33pc of the EU total) devoted to fruit production.
Italy, meanwhile, was the largest producer of vegetables, with 420,000 hectares, or 19.8pc of land in Italy being used for the production of vegetables in 2016.
In total, more than 2.8m hectares were given over to the production of fruit and berries, and a further 2.1m hectares to the production of vegetables in the EU in 2016.
However, Poland is holding its own, harvesting more than one in every four apples produced in the EU last year, with 28.7pc of total EU harvested apple production, ahead of Italy (19.6pc) and France (14.5pc).
Spain and Poland, with their warm summer climates, also led the way in the production of strawberries in Europe, with almost one in three strawberries produced in the EU coming from Spain.
Italy and Spain were the main producers of the fruit, supplying almost two-thirds of tomatoes produced in the EU last year.
The Netherlands completed the top three, producing 16.5pc of cucumbers harvested in the EU last year.
As for courgettes, again Spain and Italy topped the production table, producing 38pc and 36pc respectively. While Ireland did not feature highly in the EU fruit and vegetable production tables, exports of our edible horticulture and cereal were valued at €230m last year.
Second-placed Tesco captured 21.9pc market share, with a 0.4 percentage point lead over Dunnes Stores in third place.
Lidl and Aldi have also enjoyed strong performances over the past 12 weeks - Lidl's growth accelerated to 3.8pc, with Aldi boosting sales by 3.7pc.
Videos, books, blogs, websites, others
1. Channel Panasonic- From farm to table, Cold Chain solutions; https://youtu.be/7z8aizYOO1g
2. The Daily conversation; the future of Farming & Agriculture; https://youtu.be/Qmla9NLFBvU
3. Anuga 2017; https://youtu.be/aPCD5dUpUG8
Articles & Market Reports:
2. Banana Market Review; http://www.fao.org/3/a-i7410e.pdf
Easyfresh Blog: http://easyfresh-global-reefer-logistics.blogspot.com.es/
Easyfresh TV: http://easyfreshtv.web.tv/