At the Fruit Logistica International Trade Fair for Fruit and Vegetable Marketing in Berlin, DB Schenker Logistics will present solutions in air and ocean freight for the global fruit and vegetable market from February 5 to 7, 2014. Experts will be available at the DB Schenker booth C-09 in hall 25 to answer questions from industry professionals.
Logistics for perishables has become a global business with sophisticated requirements. DB Schenker is responsible for some 2,400 metric tons of flowers and fruit from Kenya alone that make their way to the European market via the Netherlands. That is equivalent to roughly 40 Boeing 777F freightliners a year.
"We offer our customers end-to-end supply chains, from the producer to the trade fair booth or supermarket," says Thomas Mack, Head of Global Air Freight at Schenker AG. "And we offer advice and handle customs clearance, packaging and proper storage at the right temperature, including at our own facilities. We charter entire aircraft for customers or provide the required space for freight. Our DB SCHENKERjetcargofresh solution offers seamless cost-effective processes for fresh fruit and vegetables."
In ocean freight, DB Schenker makes sure that tangerines, oranges, lemons and peaches from Argentina reach markets in Russia, Spain, Canada, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Australia and Indonesia.
"As a logistics services provider, we offer a high degree of flexibility when it comes to capacity, which is a major advantage for our ocean freight customers," explains Diederick de Vroet, Head of Global Ocean Freight at Schenker AG. "Whether for food or plants, shippers of perishable goods can respond to rapid changes in consumer demand thanks to our solutions. With DB SCHENKERperishables we offer end-to-end service even for sensitive goods requiring special atmospheric and temperature conditions along the entire transport chain."