German retail giant Metro Cash & Carry has opened a logistics centre near Frankfurt airport dedicated to fish.
From the fish logistics centre, it is delivering the fish to its wholesale stores in Germany and Austria exclusively for its professional customers.
On average, 250 tonnes of fresh fish and seafood are leaving the centre every week.
The group says that one of the benefits of bundling the logistics at one location is that time and cost intensive transhipment steps are spared. This accelerates the processes for both delivery to the logistics centre and also delivery to the wholesale stores.
For the customers this promises extra freshness. Nearly all fish species reach the stores within 48 hours after being caught. The latest technology in temperature-controlled wet logistics was implemented for the quality testing and picking of the highly perishable products from domestic, arctic and tropic waters.
The building design and the workflows of the new logistics centre received the silver status for temperature-controlled real estate property of the german quality seal for sustainable building.