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28th april 2017


The company SIIM (Société Internationale d’IMportation), a leader in the French and European market of imported fresh bananas, pineapples and other tropical fruits, is strengthening its collaboration with Dunkerque-Port in products from the West Coast of Africa, and especially mangoes from Ivory Coast.

General Director Vincent Omer-Decugis stressed the excellent performance of the Port of Dunkirk in handling chilled and frozen goods:

  • warehouses close to the short-sea and deep-sea terminals;
  • logistics dedicated entirely to fresh produce;
  • efficient phytosanitary services.

"Dunkerque-Port now meets all the conditions for transit of our products in strict compliance with the quality criteria we have set ourselves. The port's facilities and services mean that we can import fresh produce in full confidence and with the guarantee of complete control by the port logistics chain. This is a really strategic factor for us and our customers, to whom we have made pledges about the reliability of our supply chain, guaranteeing the quality of our products," explained Vincent Omer-Decugis, adding that he also hopes to further develop his collaboration with Dunkirk in the next few months, particularly by importing more of his flagship products, such as pineapples and bananas from Ecuador.

Stéphane Raison, CEO of Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque, commented: "SIIM is one of our major French partners, and a European leader in imports of tropical fruit and fresh vegetables. We are delighted to be strengthening this collaboration which demonstrates the confidence shown in us by this company, which is recognised for the quality of its products and processes."

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Marie-Elizabeth BOGUCKI
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