Whether fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, poultry, beef or convenience foods – Bremerhaven ranks as one of the most important ports in Europe for temperature-controlled refrigerated and frozen foods. The fruit and vegetable segment in particular as well as the supply of fish and seafood are central factors of Germany’s import business.
Frozen freight from all over the globe: countless containers from Asia, the USA, Latin America, New Zealand, Russia and Africa all head for Bremerhaven, carrying raw produce for the food industry and convenience products for the retail sector – always at the optimum temperature.
Bremerhaven is sometimes referred to as the “largest cold store in Europe” – and not without good reason. The BLG Logistics Group’s cold store is located right next to the fruit and container terminal and provides a volume of almost 650,000 cubic metres of frozen storage space for commercial customers. This is equivalent to a storage capacity of 27,000 pallets for refrigerated and frozen goods. The cold store offers a full range of services for import and export customers, from storage to distribution.
Whether new potatoes from Egypt or apples and pears from South Africa: the two fruit terminals at Kaiserhafen and on the Columbus Quay mean that Bremerhaven plays a central role in the distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables to destinations throughout Germany and Europe. No fewer than 270,000 tons of fruit from overseas countries arrived at Bremerhaven in 2016, including large quantities of bananas from South and Central America. The bananas are picked while still green and undergo a precisely planned ripening process during the transport. The constant temperature control throughout the entire transport and storage periods guarantees top quality fruit and satisfied customers.
When it comes to responsibility, we set a good example – throughout the entire country. The twin ports fen Bremen and Bremerhaven play an important for Germany as a strong economic and export nation. As one of the most high-powered logistics centres in Europe, the port group had a highly committed workforce of around 38,000 employees in Bremen alone in 2019. But it is not only in the north of Germany that the port business creates jobs: in 2019, its gateway function provided no fewer than 344,900 secure jobs at industrial enterprises throughout Germany. Because they provide access to global markets for German export/import enterprises, the ports of Bremen play a particularly important macroeconomic role, and they do so confidently and with complete commitment. In the interests of good cooperation throughout Germany.