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New wholesale distribution centre to be built in Moscow region

New wholesale distribution centre to be built in Moscow region © P. Gaillard, Réussir Fruits et Légumes

© P. Gaillard, Réussir Fruits et Légumes

 

The construction of an export-oriented wholesale distribution centre for storage and processing of agricultural products has begun in the city of Elektrostal, in the Moscow region of Russia. The announcement was made by the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region, Sergei Voskresensky.

“A large investment project for the construction of an export-oriented wholesale distribution centre for storage and processing of agricultural products is being implemented by the “Freshistoria” company. The volume of investments will amount to over 1.1 billion rubles. The total area of ​​the centre will be about 20 thousand square meters. More than 180 new jobs will be created,” Voskresensky said.

The project involves the construction of cold storage units for strawberries, mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers, freezer units for storing frozen products such as fish and meat and warehouses for dry products, auxiliary and technical premises. The centre will provide services for sorting, processing and packaging of vegetables, berries and other products, their transportation outside the Russian Federation, internal and external logistics services.

“Work is now underway to complete the development of project documentation. Construction work will begin in the second quarter of this year. The planned completion date of the facility is the second quarter of 2022,” said Voskresensky.

The construction of the wholesale distribution centre will facilitate the promotion of Russian agricultural products to foreign markets.

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A new star shines at Jinhua fruit wholesale market 

A new star shines at Jinhua fruit wholesale market 

 

Jinhua’s new Fruit Wholesale Market is now one of the top ten fruit markets in China. In 2018, the volume of business of the old market exceeded 2.43 million tons, with turnover reaching 14.2 billion Yuan. Thus, a new star is born and the new market is expected to shine brightly. At present, the new market is composed of a business district, a trading district (including a vehicle-mounted trading district), and living district. 185 pioneering enterprises have entered the market and 805 business rooms are in use. It is estimated that by 2020, thanks to a total investment of 2 billion Yuan, the logistic volume of the new market will reach 3.5 million tons, and total logistics will amount to 22 billion Yuan. The market is set to become a first-class professional fruit wholesale market, integrated into a modern network consisting of a logistics centre, a distribution centre, an information centre, and a trading centre.