Kloosterboer Dutch Harbor
forecasts a very busy 2010
Dec 28, 2009 11:58 AM
Since its opening in July 2009, Kloosterboer Dutch Harbor in Alaska has met with several major fishing companies that are seeking to use the facility as a one-stop logistical hub for the 2010 season, according to the facility’s general manager.
Steve Abernathy, general manager of the Kloosterboer Dutch Harbor facility, said, “With the opening of Kloosterboer Dutch Harbor, commercial fishing companies, both large and small, now have access to world-class port facilities and services that enable them to more efficiently unload and manage all of the logistics related to their cargo.”
In addition to increasing efficiency, commercial fishing companies now can more aggressively promote safer and cleaner processes that enable their products to reach the marketplace in the best condition possible. The Kloosterboer network provides access to all major global markets including Asia, Europe and North America via its port facilities in Busan, South Korea; Ijmuiden, Netherlands; and Bayside, New Brunswick.
After decades of working in conditions that included dilapidated and unprotected docks, Kloosterboer’s new facility provides the fishing industry with a world-class facility that includes a new 1,000-foot-deep draft dock, 25,000 square feet of cold storage, and sheltered areas for offloading.
“While Dutch Harbor has long been recognized as a leading source of seafood, it has never had the port resources or world-class image needed to reach its full potential,” said Johan Kloosterboer, chief executive officer of the Kloosterboer Group. “With the opening of Kloosterboer Dutch Harbor, that’s about to change--and that’s great news for every member of the western Alaska fishing community.”
Companies interested in accessing the new port facility in 2010 can contact the Kloosterboer Dutch Harbor team via the website at http://www.kloosterboer.us/.
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