Fish delivery from Russia arrived at the Port of Gdansk (photo, video) -
Fish delivery from Russia arrived at the Port of Gdansk (photo, video)
Date of publication: 31.03.2021

The average inhabitant of the earth eats an average of 20.5 kg of fish and seafood a year. The demand for fish is growing worldwide and is greater than ever before. * This is followed by the need for specialized infrastructure as part of the global supply chain of these perishable goods. A great example that fits in with the comprehensive service of international fish deliveries is the Coldstore Gdańsk company located at the Port of Gdansk. At the beginning of March, we checked with our camera how the unloading of fish that arrived in Gdańsk from the far north looks like.

- This is another ship arriving from a country outside the EU this year. It is a direct delivery from the port of Murmansk. The ship has brought a white fish - cod caught in the Barents Sea - said Tomasz Grybek, Quality Director at Coldstore Gdańsk.

The fish arrived in Gdańsk on board SILVER PEARL, a vessel built in 1985, with a total length of 96 m and a width of 16 m, carrying capacity 2,607 DWT (t) and capacity 3,968 GT.

- This is a typical refrigerated ship that deals with the specialized transport of perishable goods that require appropriate temperature conditions. The ship has specialized holds, where such goods can safely reach the place of loading, to the destination, in this case to our cold store at the Port of Gdansk - describes Grybek.

- As soon as the unloading begins, the goods are delivered to our cold store. There it undergoes quality and identity control and is transferred to high storage chambers, where it is stored at a temperature of about -21 degrees - adds the Quality Director of Coldstore Gdańsk.

Despite the marginal role played by Polish offshore fisheries, thanks to imports, we are still an important player in the fish processing industry.

- Poland is one of the leading processing countries for both pelagic fish (e.g. herring, mackerel) and white fish (cod, haddock, saithe). These are fish that have always enjoyed unflagging popularity in Poland. Thanks to the fact that we have a border veterinary inspection point at the Port of Gdansk, they can reach us directly, bypassing other ports, which also makes it easier for our clients to implement their production or commercial plans. - informs Tomasz Grybek

The location of the company is a great advantage of Coldstore Gdańsk, because the Port of Gdańsk is an ideal place for reloading goods, coming from outside the Schengen area.

- This reloading is a great example. The main delivery is from a country outside the EU, from Russia, so it is important because in the past such deliveries were made through other logistic channels. Currently, thanks to the fact that we have modern infrastructure, a quality offer and a border veterinary inspection point, we can clear fish directly from a country outside the EU - emphasizes Tomasz Grybek.

Coldstore Gdańsk - is a warehouse and transshipment cold store located in the Duty Free Zone at the Port of Gdańsk. It is the first certified cold store in Poland according to the following standards: ISO 9001, IFS log, brc s & d, MSC COC, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and SMETA.

Coldstore Gdańsk has a dedicated quay for the handling of fishing and transport vessels, giving the possibility of reloading palletized goods, in bulk and in sea containers. The company also offers the possibility of landing fish directly from NAFO and NEAFC approved ports. Coldstore Gdańsk is also a comprehensive storage service, ensuring full traceability of processes throughout the entire stage of goods flow.

* Data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report "The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020".