Frozen food shipments on the increase
A multimillion euro project to build a new container terminal in the Netherlands has been implemented by Kloosterboer, one of the Netherlands' major food logistic service providers, as a new transhipment centre for frozen and refrigerated cargo. Situated in Westhof harbour in Flushing, the centre will handle over 22 000 containers in its first year of expansion and this is expected to increase to 35 000 over the next year. This expansion is in response to negotiations for a second container service with Iceland given its already successful existing regular service. On completion of its third phase, the terminal will be able to handle about 150 000 containers a year.