In E-Commerce push, Seafrigo Group opens fifth warehouse in New Jersey
This facility is dedicated to e-fulfilment and has the capacity to handle large throughput volumes of specialist food orders every week, with an extremely high level of accuracy
The number of Americans buying all types of groceries online nearly doubled in 2020 according to consumer research by NielsenIQ. To cater to the increased demand for specialist chilled and frozen goods, Seafrigo Group, the global specialist and leader in temperature-controlled food logistics, has announced that it will open a new dedicated facility in New Jersey in 2022.
Seafrigo Group already offers a full spectrum of Food Safety Inspection Services for imports and exports into the USA. As an approved inspection center at the Port of New York/New Jersey, it is able to partially or totally manage shipments across a range of different services including drayage from/to port or, storage (Chilled, Frozen and Ambient), Lab test requested USDA, special labeling for different foreign languages and repacking to ensure freight is secure for export onforwarding such as for e-commerce customers.
Already operating from four facilities in the same area, the new state-of-the-art 85,000 sq foot facility will provide additional, fully automated capacity in order to cater to customer fulfillment requirements. Key among the value-added services that Seafrigo Group will provide from this fifth warehouse, dedicated to e-fulfillment is the capacity to handle large throughput volumes of specialist food orders every week, with an extremely high level of accuracy.
Seafrigo Group will also install its own Dry Ice making production plant within the facility in order to be able to maintain all frozen products at the correct temperature. Reacting to the development, Philip Decker, Seafrigo's VP of Processing in the USA said, "E-Commerce is a key part of our business in the Americas and the exponential growth of all types of groceries being bought online is fuelling this expansion. We have built our reputation as the go-to provider for the management of the inspection, import, and export of beef meat and pork products into the US. With this new facility, we can take this one step further with the e-fulfillment, handling, and packing of chilled and frozen products ready for online orders."