Fresh Del Monte's logistics arm experiences 200 percent growth in three years

Tricont Trucking & Logistics, the inland logistics arm of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., announced a new website and branding to enhance its customer experience and broaden its customer base. This comes as the company has seen expansion over the last few years due to providing complete third-party logistics services.

Capitalizing on more than two decades of experience, Tricont operates in urgent and complex supply chains in a cold chain environment across North America, which stems from years of handling Fresh Del Monte’s produce. This is combined with its network and technology-driven solutions offering customers a logistics partner. While its biggest customer is Fresh Del Monte, it has offered more and more of its services to others in need of varied logistics solutions.

“Fresh Del Monte has been relying on Tricont Trucking and Tricont Logistics for years, with great success, to move fresh produce on time and in full,” said Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, Fresh Del Monte’s chairman and CEO. “In today’s world where logistics and shipping disruptions abound, we look forward to offering our solutions to more people, giving them access to our reliable distribution and logistics network. Tricont’s inland services complement our third-party ocean freight services provided by Network Shipping.”

The company serves North America with more than 30 distribution centers, almost 200 tractors, more than 10,000 reefer containers and nearly 2,000 chassis.

With 70 percent of all goods in the U.S. moved by trucks, equal to $800m+ economic value, and the consumer shift to e-commerce, the trucking and logistics industry is poised to thrive. Over the next five years, the long-haul transport market is expected to grow by more than four percent.

Tricont provides intermodal, warehousing, managed services and business analytics as well as refrigerated and ambient LTL distribution, last-mile delivery and a dedicated contract carriage. The company serves North America with more than 30 distribution centers, almost 200 tractors, more than 10,000 reefer containers and nearly 2,000 chassis—with a 95 percent on-time delivery rate.

“As the logistics industry expands, we want to grow with it and become a logistics powerhouse in our own rite. We are now in a better position to achieve this with the new website and brand, as customers and drivers can more readily find information on our website,” said Rob Savage, president of Tricont Trucking and Tricont Logistics.

Recently, Mann Packing, Fresh Del Monte’s vegetable arm, began leveraging Tricont’s services as it expanded to the east coast of the U.S. Mann’s will now use the North Carolina-based distribution center and trucking services to serve more customers. This partnership allows Mann’s to have a vertically integrated supply chain.

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Kelly Gonzalez
Fresh Del Monte

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