Opticool looks forward to a great season

First shipment of Canary Island tomatoes arrives in the Netherlands

Its early November and that means it is time for Canary Island tomatoes to start regularly arriving. Yesterday, the arrival of the first full shipment of Canary Island tomatoes and cucumbers was celebrated by Opticool in Rotterdam. In addition to logistics, Opticool also takes care of all the packaging and re-packaging operations.

John and Richard van Drunen from Fortuna Frutos with Julia Valk from Opticool - and the tomatoes from the first full shipment.

Julia Valk with Jan van de Waal (CFI) and Dave Valk

The new ship 'Cape Town Star' had the honor of transporting the goods. This year three new ships will be put into operation. 

The first Canary Island tomatoes of the season arrived in the Netherlands on October 13th. Now entire ships can be filled with the Canary Island product. For the first few weeks one ship per week will arrive. Half way through the month that will become two ships per week. They expect the same numbers as last year, which means Opticool can look forward to a great season.

Fresh Logistics, Fresh Packing and Stevedoring
Opticool specializes in comprehensive logistical solutions for the fruit sector. For example: transport, storage and handling, plant health inspections, repacking, sorting and other added value services. Opticool has 19,000 square meters of refrigerated storage in the port of Rotterdam. The company offers a complete package of services and solutions from the moment the goods arrive at the port in Antwerp or Rotterdam. The Opticool organization consists of three fully integrated businesses: Fresh Logistics, Fresh Packing and Stevedoring. Opticool is HACCP, BRC, IFS, 360 quality and SKAL certified, and serves as an official weigh station for bananas. In addition, Opticool is a NVWA and KCB inspection location and is fully AEO certified.

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