Saturday 24th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Kiwi dairy co-op recruits Damco for Euro expansion

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has selected Damco to operate the control tower for European export logistics, with responsibility as a placement agent for bookings with Fonterra’s direct carrier contracts.

In addition, Damco will handle origin services, container haulage, documents and certificates for export orders for Fonterra, which is owned by more than 10,500 New Zealand farmers.

Fonterra wants to expand its European operations, and recently commissioned a new manufacturing site in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, for the production of specialty whey and lactose ingredients.

Kevin Fogg, sales operations manager, said “Fonterra chose Damco because we wanted one trusted company, with the necessary local footprint and expertise, to manage all of our export logistics across Europe. The long-standing relationship between our two companies in New Zealand was a significant factor in selecting Damco as our European control tower.”