South Korea Plans Cold Chain Logistics Center in Rotterdam by 2027

Amsterdam/Seoul – South Korea has set a goal to establish a cold chain logistics center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, by 2027, as stated by the presidential office.

During President Yoon Suk Yeol's state visit to Amsterdam this week, a letter of intent for the project is expected to be signed between South Korea's Busan Port Authority and the Netherlands' Port of Rotterdam Authority. This was confirmed by Park Chun-sup, the senior presidential secretary for economic affairs.

Park, addressing reporters in Amsterdam on Monday (local time), detailed that the project aims to construct the first cold chain logistics center in Europe by 2027. The plan involves renting a plot of land within the Port of Rotterdam. He highlighted the increasing interest of European consumers in Korean food, anticipating that the new center will boost South Korea's exports of fresh food and reduce logistical costs for exporting companies.

The initiative comes as South Korean shipments of frozen goods to Europe are expected to quadruple by 2030. This surge in demand underscores the importance of securing additional cold chain logistical hubs in Europe to support the growing market.

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