FRIGO Coldstore Logistics has opened its third cold storage facility at the port of Hamburg, to meet the continued increase in demand for refrigerated capacity.
When completed in August, the new building will raise the cool capacity at the port to 40,000 pallets on an 18,000-square metre site.
Last year the Port of Hamburg handled a record 618,000 TEU of reefer boxes, representing an increase of 9.3 per cent compared with 2012.
The contents include fruit, meat, fish, vegetables and dairy products, mostly from Asia, South America, the South Seas, Indonesia and Norway, reported the UK's Port Strategy.
In total the port handled 139 million tonnes of cargo last year, up 6.2 per cent year on year. Alongside the 4.4 per cent increase in containers, general cargo was up 5.7 per cent and bulk cargo up by 7.2 per cent.
Source : HKSG.