Frigo Breda, a global player in the transport and warehouse activities of food and related products, will be established in the port of Moerdijk on 1 June 2020. The plot has an area of no less than 5.8 hectares and a private dock of 300 meters. Frigo Breda is building a water-bound cold store here with a capacity of 70,000 pallets and a new office. With the arrival of Frigo Breda; Port of Moerdijk is attracting a major player who is taking the next step in strengthening the cooling and freezing cluster in Moerdijk.
Reinier van Elderen (Frigo Breda) and Ferdinand van den Oever (Port of Moerdijk) put their signature under the new contract.
At the new location on the Middenweg, Frigo Breda will be involved in the storage and transporting of cooled and deep-frozen products by water, rail and road. There will be a water-bound cold store with a capacity of 70,000 pallets, equipped with 31 loading docks and 8 large cooling cells. For Frigo Breda, which now has a capacity of 37,000 pallets spread over 6 locations, the location in Moerdijk means a considerable expansion. It will also be the company's new headquarters.
Reinier van Elderen, Ferdinand van den Oever, Erik Janse (Frigo Breda) and Caesar Luikenaar (Port of Moerdijk) toast to the new collaboration.
External Border Inspection Point
In addition, a storage for refrigerated containers will be realised on the dock with reefer plugs for cooling full containers. The company is also working on an External Border Inspection Point (BIP) of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, where imported goods such as fish and meat can be inspected in containers in Moerdijk.
Impression of the cold store to be built in Moerdijk
"The logistics sector faces the major challenge of making increasing goods movements more efficient and sustainable with much lower CO² and nitrogen emissions." This was stated by director Reinier van Elderen of Frigo Breda.
He explains the reasons for settling in Moerdijk: “In our new cold store we have a large storage and transfer capacity on the water and we have a short connection with major seaports Rotterdam and Antwerp.
In addition, there is a rail connection that allows us to transport goods from all over Europe and to transport them to their final destination via water, among other things. Precisely by making more use of water and rail, we are limiting congestion-sensitive road transport, to and from Rotterdam and Antwerp. This way we realise a more reliable supply chain for our customers and with a lower burden on the environment. ”
Reinforcement of the cooling and freezing cluster in Moerdijk
Director Ferdinand van den Oever responds: “I am very happy that Frigo Breda, a large and regional player, is establishing itself on our site. It is the next step in strengthening a cooling and freezing cluster in Moerdijk. Parties such as VDH and Lidl are already active here with larger volumes and this is a welcome addition, also because of the possibilities for Short Sea Shipping and the need for more sustainable logistics. Thanks to this realisation, we can jointly accelerate the modal shift. "