Servicios Auxiliares Marítimos Algeciras (SAM Algeciras) is carrying out all the necessary procedures to obtain the certification of the International Featured Standards (IFS). This distinction, one of the most rigorous at European level, places SAM Algeciras as one of the leading providers of logistics services in transparency, trust and quality management.
SAM Algeciras, the multipurpose logistics platform that Alonso Group manages in the area of influence of the port of Algeciras, is currently preparing to receive IFS certification (International Featured Standards). The IFS Logistics standard is an international certification that seeks to offer both the end customer, the distributor, and all operators involved in the logistics chain, the widest guarantees regarding how their products have been treated, both general dry cargo and refrigerated goods.
The standard covers such important aspects as traceability, hygiene, pest control, quality management, documentation and registration procedures, safety, etc. All these aspects are especially important when it comes to the handling and storage of perishable, refrigerated or frozen products.
Since SAM Algeciras is considered one of the most advanced platforms specialised in cold logistics on the Iberian Peninsula, it has wanted to continue aspiring to excellence by submitting its processes and facilities to an exhaustive external audit carried out under the most rigorous quality criteria.
The benefits of having the IFS Logistics seal
The benefits of having an IFS Logistics certification are many and influence a large number of areas. For the company itself is a way to increase its competitiveness, improve efficiency and reduce costs, as it achieves a continuous improvement of internal processes. In this way, SAM Algeciras’ clients have the absolute certainty that the company has all the guarantees of quality and safety, as well as a plus of transparency in all its activities.
In addition, the IFS Logistics regulations place special emphasis on quality management through the continuous evaluation of a series of points. In this way, systems of measurement and analysis of processes are implemented, which make it possible to detect and correct any weak points that may appear along the entire logistics chain.
Since IFS Logistics is a certificate covering all aspects of logistics, both refrigerated and dry cargo, all SAM Algeciras staff and collaborators have been actively involved in the processes leading up to its procurement. This involves both thorough inspections of facilities, routines and work protocols, as well as receiving specific training to be able to meet all the guarantees of each of the requirements of the IFS Logistics certificate.