Every year, the Fruit Logística trade fair in Berlin hosts the world’s largest gathering of fruit and vegetable and perishable logistics professionals in the world. This edition, which has broken all participation records, has served to underline the importance of a sector that is as essential as it is necessary. According to official data from Fruit Logística, reefer maritime traffic will grow by 1.7% in 2024.
Once again, SAM Algeciras has attended the German event to present its specialised solutions for the fruit and vegetable sector. The facilities have 5,300 square metres dedicated to refrigerated warehouses where all kinds of temperature-controlled operations are carried out. The logistics platform, which forms part of the Alonso Group holding company, has 11 cold stores with capacity for 8,700 pallets as well as a reefer consolidation and repair unit. An optimised space with automatic systems and the best technology at the service of perishable goods.
The strategic location of the Strait of Gibraltar
The Strait of Gibraltar area is a vital trade route between Europe, Africa and America. It is key to reach the main markets of the world. In this sense, SAM Algeciras is located just a kilometre and a half from the port of Algeciras, one of the most important ports in Europe. A great competitive advantage that distinguishes it from its competitors and allows it to position itself favourably in the main centres of consumption.
In addition to its services focused on cold storage, SAM Algeciras has 24.000 square metres dedicated to dry storage of all types of goods, specialising in picking and packing. The Alonso Group’s multimodal logistics platform also offers other services of great added value, such as authorised customs warehouses, heavy vehicle parking and order preparation and labelling.
Spain’s export weight
The main destination for Spanish fruit and vegetables continues to be the European Union with 91% of total exports. By regions, the Valencian Community, Andalusia and Murcia are the main autonomous communities of origin for national production. Within the EU, the receiving markets of Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands stand out, with strong increases this year.