Sharon Janmaat > 07 Aug, 2018
Cool Fresh invests in the future of people and food
Cool Fresh wants to promote the food sector by adopting an overseas mentality. As part of this, the company is investing in creating a greater sense of community between the countries with which they do business. For example, social projects in Namibia and South Africa have been a huge success. Together with governmental authorities and other fruit and vegetable companies, Cool Fresh wants to innovate and promote the food sector. For instance with the project Markt Match ('Market Match'). During this two-day event on 4 and 5 October, young people are challenged to come up with creative ideas for the food sector. It enables the new generation to experience the appeal of the food sector and find out about the internal career opportunities that the sector has to offer. Johan in ‘t Veld, CEO, and Nic Jooste, Director of Corporate Communications, Marketing & CSR, talk about how Cool Fresh contributes to a healthy society.
Redactie > 19 Jul, 2018
Sustainable Bakker Barendrecht attractive to employees
As an employer, Bakker Barendrecht wants to be at the forefront of human development. We work with passionate people to create a healthy, passionate product. This is not yet sufficiently apparent to the new generation. Karin Faase, HR Manager, and Nicole Machielse, Personnel advisor, explain how, together with other fruit and vegetable companies, they plan to put the agrifood sector more emphatically on the map.
Sharon Janmaat > 17 Jul, 2018
Efficient logistics of great importance to a strong agrifood region
On Thursday 5 July, top companies from the agrifood sector met at the Rotterdam Science Tower, where a number of presentations were given and discussions were held on the subject of 'Smart Agro Logistics'. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended for their valuable contribution.
Sharon Janmaat > 17 Jul, 2018
Seven HortiHeroes represent the regional food sector at IFAMA
At the end of June, seven young heroes from the HortiHeroes Academy travelled with Rotterdam Food Cluster to the IFAMA conference (International Food and Agribusiness Management Association) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. There, the top talents from the food & flower industry told the story of their company and our sector and took part in the Young Professional Case Competition.
Elly Mosterd > 17 Jul, 2018
The Municipality of Rotterdam collects 51 crates and 2,000 euros for the Food Bank
To prevent food wastage, the Food Bank (Voedselbank) takes action at companies where employees are asked to look into their kitchen cupboards and collect long-life products with a good best before date. These kinds of products are often eventually discarded, which is of course a great shame. On the initiative of the Rotterdam Food Cluster (Economic Affairs department), the Municipality of Rotterdam took part in the Food Bank Action at the De Rotterdam location and collected 51 crates of long-life products and 2,000 euros for fresh food.
Josien Dragt > 09 May, 2018
New Reefer Service Center boost for Rotterdam Cool Port
Port Container Services, which started out in 1974 in the Port of Rotterdam as an empty depot under the name of Pakhoed Container Services, and Mainport Rotterdam Services, joined forces on 1 January 2018 at the Rotterdam Cool Port site. The sister companies will move forward as a single, major innovative container service company under the name of Mainport Container Services (MCS). The bundling of their services makes it possible for the reefer containers to be handled in a state-of-the-art Reefer Service Center. We talked to Hans Vervat, director and owner of Mainport Container Services and the Matrans Group.