Frigo Breda opens waterfront coldstore in Moerdijk

Moerdijk, Netherlands: Frigo Breda, co-owner of Easyfresh, is to open a new waterfront coldstore in Moerdijk.

Frigo Bredat plans to,open the 5,8 hectares site with 300 metre quay in June in the Port of Moerdijk. The site will have a 70,000 pallet capacity and also act as the new headquarters for the company.

Port of Moerdijk will attract companies which will support a stronger cluster of refrigerated and frozen cargo handling capacity, Frigo Bredat says.

On the new location Frigo Breda will store frozen and chilled products that can be shipped in or exported using all modalities: water, rail and road.

The new Coldstore will have 8 large cells with 31 load-docks and a combined capacity of 70,000 pallets. Today Frigo Breda has 37.000 pallets capacity divided over 6 locations.

In addition to the coldstore, a container yard will be created with sufficient reefer-plugs for cooling loaded reefer containers. Also, a new border inspection point will be created for the Dutch veterinary inspection body allowing import products like meat or fish to be inspected in Moerdijk arriving by container.

“The transport and logistics sector will face future challenges to make ever increasing transport-movements more efficient and environmentally friendly against so much needed lower CO2 and NOx emissions,” says Reinier van Elderen, managing director, Frigo Breda.

“Our new facilities will have a large storage and stevedore capacity with direct access to the water guaranteeing short connections to the main-hubs of Rotterdam and Antwerp. Next to this we will have a rail connection which we can use to attract perishables from the whole of Europe and amongst others export again via shortsea and barge combined with Deepsea export again to the end-destination,” he says.

“By using more water and rail we limit the very traffic sensitive road-transport from- and to Rotterdam and Antwerp. We create a more reliable supply chain for our clients against a more environmentally friendly profile with lower emissions.”

Strengthening the refrigerated and frozen cluster in Moerdijk
Port of Moerdijk Managing Director responds: “I am very proud that Frigo Breda – a large player in this field – is establishing itself in our Port. It’s a next step in strengthening this cluster. Customers like VDH and Lidl are already handling large amounts of similar products and this is a well needed addition. Certainly due to the opportunities moving more by Short Sea, barge and rail. Due to this project we can speed up this modal shift.


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