Eimskip opens Shenzhen sales office; to build Qingdao coldstore
Iceland’s Eimskip, part of the expansionist Avion Group, Monday opened a sales office in Shenzhen, China, to focus on the seafood logistics market.
The office will cover Guangzhou, Zhanjiang, Beihai and Haikou, areas with many fish plants. “Our aim is to build a complete network in each individual fish area, controlled by the head office in Shenzhen to offer full reefer logistics,” Eimskip said in a statement.
In a separate development, Eimskip and the Qingdao Port Group have signed a letter of intent to jointly build China’s largest coldstore.
The facility will be located at the Port of Qingdao and have a storage capacity of 50,000 tons, with future extension possibilities up to 100,000 tons, Eimskip said.
“The transportation of reefer goods in China has mainly been operated through other ports but now, Qingdao Port has the opportunity to become the largest distribution center for reefer goods in China,” said Baldur Gudnason, Eimskip’s chief executive officer.
“This is an important element in Eimskip’s vision to be a leading player in the global temperature-controlled cargo market, and we have high expectations regarding the utilization of the cold store in regards to cargo transport between North America and Asia,” he added.