JDOT Logistics, a new seafood logistics company, has been launched in Scotland, providing Scottish fish and shellfish processors an overnight distribution service to mainland Europe, with its official launch at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels next week.
Well-known Irish seafood haulier O’Toole Transport and long-established Luxembourg based refrigerated distribution specialist John Driege have joined forces to create JDOT Logistics, which will be based at a central distribution hub at Bellshill near Glasgow.
JDOT Logistics will collect fish and shellfish from processors and markets in Scotland and transport overnight for arrival next morning at John Driege’s distribution centre in Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France, for onward delivery to customers throughout Europe.
‘It’s an exciting concept for Scottish seafood processors, which will provide them with greater choice,’ said director Laurence O’Toole.
‘Our aim is to offer the Scottish seafood sector, especially those with guaranteed next-day delivery requirements, with a premium refrigerated service where they are confident that their customers will get their orders on time and in the best possible condition.’
O’Toole Transport was established in 1996 and is a premium, family-owned, logistics provider to the food sector in Ireland, the UK and Europe . In 2012, it became the first logistics company in Ireland to achieve BRC Accreditation for the cross docking and distribution of chilled, frozen and ambient foodstuffs.
Established in 1994, John Driege, specialises in the international transport of seafood products, with distribution centres in in Luxembourg, Belgium and France.
Up to 10 jobs will initially be created at the Bellshill distribution hub, but it is anticipated more will follow once JDOT Logistics becomes established.