Edge Worldwide Logistics is has teamed up with its Russian partner to provide a refrigerated container service from the port of Murmansk, Russia.
The service will transport fish from the Barents Sea to customers in the UK, Europe, US and Asia. It is aimed at retail, wholesale and manufacturing companies moving fish for further processing and consumption.
Edge Worldwide reckons that exports of seafood and fish such as haddock, pollack, cod rose by 59.6 per cent in volume for the first quarter of 2010. It is also estimated that 90 per cent of UK fish and chip shops use frozen fillet cod and haddock from the Barents Sea and North Atlantic.
Philip Edge, director of Edge Worldwide Logistics said: “Customers consider Russia to be the most expensive import market for frozen fish in the global market. Subsequently, they wanted an alternative logistics option to the current market offering due to Russia’s healthy seafood stocks. We challenged it, and successfully launched our new, price-competitive service.”