Kloosterboer, in collaboration with Północnoatlantycka Organizacja Producentów (PAOP), plans to open a 30,000-ton capacity refrigerated warehouse in the Polish port city of Gdansk by April of 2014. Situated in the “Duty Free” zone at the entrance of the Nowy Port, the facility will be able to handle cargo from fishing trawlers and reefer ships via a private dock.
Operating as Kloosterboer Gdansk Sp.z.o.o., the coldstore will feature its own EU veterinary inspection point where licenses will be issued for the importation of foodstuffs from Europe and other countries. It will primarily be dedicated to the supply, storage and distribution of fish products bound for countries in central and eastern Europe, among other destinations.
Ranked as one of the fastest growing ports on the Baltic coast, Gdansk offers highly efficient road and rail connections for inland distribution. The harbor features modern short-sea and deep-sea container terminals operating within four and 10 kilometers, respectively, of the new Kloosterboer coldstore, pointed out Ad Coppoolse, general manager.
The Kloosterboer Group, headquartered in Ijmuiden, Holland, is a family-owned business with 85 years of experience in the handling of temperature controlled food products ranging from fish and meat to fruit, juices and concentrates, dairy and potato products. Employing more than 600 people, the company specializes in warehousing, stevedoring, forwarding, shipping, customs and logistics IT. It maintains approximately 3,000,000 cubic meters of space and 500,000 tons of storage capacity spread across a strategic network of 15 locations in Europe and North America.