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FRESH SEAFOOD SUPPLY SYSTEMS AND CLEANTECH LOGISTICS

IT’S VERY SIMPLE!
IF WE CAN PROVIDE LOGISTICAL SOLUTIONS BASED ON CLEAN TECHNOLOGY TO GET SEAFOOD FRESH TO MARKET, THEN OUR COMPANY WILL BE A SUCCESS AND OUR SHAREHOLDERS WILL MAKE MONEY.

THAT IS WHY WE HAVE A SINGLE-MINDED APPROACH TO SETTING OUR KPI’S - A SINGLE FOCUS ON REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS BY 30.000.000 KILO PA. BY 2012 WILL SET THE SCENE FOR FULFILLING OUR MISSION.


Every time a kilo of fresh or live seafood is airlifted across the Atlantic or PacIific Ocean, the environment is polluted with 3.4 kilos of CO2 - and this takes place on a huge scale.

On just one route, between North America and Europe, 15,000 tons of lobsters alone are airlifted every year.  This equates to 51,000 tons of CO2 pollution per annum – a CO2 pollution that can be reduced by 90% just by converting the air freight to ocean freight, using a green logistics solution. 

It goes without saying that at a time when the spotlight is on global warming and CO2 emissions, airfreight is not a sustainable way of getting fresh products to consumers.

One alternative has been to process and freeze products, but this also results in extensive CO2 emissions.  This is owing to the fact that significant amounts of energy are required to process, pack and freeze fresh food so that it can be successfully transported.

The best option would be to buy local. This is a great principle and one that has considerable support.  The only problem is that it does not work with seafood. The world’s population is mainly clustered in large concentrations that are not situated where the oceans can support the level of production and fishing required.

There is no doubt about it, seafood products need to be produced and fished far from where they are consumed. It is almost in the nature of the product!

Not eating seafood is not an option either – seafood is the most protein- or energy-efficient source of all meat.  It takes 6 kilos of feed to produce 1 kilo of beef, whereas it only takes 1-2 kilos of feed to produce 1 kilo of seafood.  Further to this, more than 2.6 billion people around the world depend on seafood in their daily diet.

So, despite the fact that seafood always will have to travel far, and despite the fact that seafood cannot fully be supplied locally, it is still the best product to enjoy if you want to improve the environment – and your health.

The objective must be to develop new methods for green logistics, where fresh seafood can be transported unspoiled, from the remote fishing grounds directly to the large population centres.  It would be as if the seafood had been fished locally, without unnecessary pollution.

We are part of an enormous industry with an enormous challenge.

Our mission is simple, we must successfully provide the growing aquaculture with:

FRESH SEAFOOD SUPPLY SYSTEMS AND CLEANTECH LOGISTICS