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Construction of new Norfrigo cold store in Dunkirk begins

The 48,000 m3 (10,400 pallets) facility, aimed mainly at seafood products, is located in Dunkirk West Harbour, close to the container terminal and the Border Inspection Post

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On Friday, 22 November, the ceremonial "first stone" was laid at the site of the strategic cold store, in the presence of various officials from the port authority, Norfrigo and local government.

 

Norfrigo is an alliance between Boulogne-based and privately-owned fish and shellfish trader Le Garrec, and Groupe STEF, which is one of Europe’s leading cold chain specialists.

 

Le Garrec already has cold store facilities in Le Havre (CAP GEL) and in Boulogne-sur-Mer (Norfrigo) and the new cold store further diversifies its offer for seafood traders in import and export spheres. Located in the West Harbour logistics zone, it is very close to the container terminal and the border inspection port (PIF).

 

In the first phase there is one-time storage capacity for 10,400 pallets, but this can be extended as required.

 

Antoine Le Garrec stated that the new facility would result in lower transport costs for a number of customers and provided easy access to veterinary and customs inspections services. Brexit could be an important factor, going forward, while the suppression, in this year’s Finance Law, of the 0.27% hypothecation tax on imports of seafood, along with Dunkirk’s proximity to Boulogne-sur-Mer, Europe’s leading seafood processing port, also provide new opportunities.

 

The official photo below shows, from L to R: Éric Rommel (Mayor of Loon-Plage); Stéphane Raison (President of the Management Board, Port of Dunkirk); Antoine Le Garrec (Managing Director, Norfrigo and Director of fish services, Le Garrec); Charles Vanappelghem (Operations Director, Norfrigo); and Stanislas Lemor (President and Managing Director, Groupe STEF).

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