The number of Americans buying all types of groceries online almost doubled in 2020 according to a consumer study by NielsenIQ. To meet the growing demand for specialized refrigerated and frozen products, Seafrigo Group, a global specialist and leader in temperature-controlled food logistics, announced the opening of a new dedicated facility in New Jersey in 2022.
Seafrigo Group already offers a full range of food safety inspection services for imports and exports to the United States. As an authorized inspection center at the Port of New York / New Jersey, it is able to partially or fully manage shipments through a range of different services, including dump to / to port or, storage (refrigerated , frozen and ambient), requested USDA lab test, special labeling for different foreign languages and repacking to ensure the safety of the cargo for re-shipment to export, such as e-commerce customers.
Already operating from four facilities in the same area, the new, state-of-the-art 85,000 square foot facility will provide additional fully automated capacity to meet customer satisfaction requirements. One of the main value-added services that Seafrigo Group will provide from this fifth warehouse, dedicated to e-fulfillment, is the ability to process large volumes of orders for specialized food products every week, with a level of extremely high precision.
The Seafrigo group will also install its own dry ice production plant in the facility in order to be able to maintain all frozen products at the correct temperature. Responding to the development, Philip Decker, Vice President of Processing for Seafrigo in the United States, said, “E-commerce is a key part of our business in the Americas and the exponential growth of all types of groceries purchased online. is fueling this expansion. We have built our reputation as the go-to supplier for the inspection, import and export management of beef and pork products in the United States. With this new facility, we can go even further with e-fulfillment, handling, and packaging of refrigerated and frozen products ready to be ordered online. “