What does Koornstra & Co do?
Koornstra is an importer and exporter of fruit and vegetables. We deliver the goods where they are needed at the right time within our market area, according to JIT – Just-in-time method. That is where our strength lies because we can easily respond to customer requirements.
Find out about how your Christmas shop can be affected in this article.
Reduced sailings from China
Inflation and the cost-of-living crisis have left companies and individuals with fewer funds this year, forcing businesses to review how much stock they are purchasing.
Additionally, China’s “zero-Covid” policy has meant overnight lockdowns for industrial areas and ports over the last two years, causing shipment delays. Coupled with congestion in Europe in 2021, also caused by lockdowns, many importers did not receive their goods in time for Christmas.
They support importers and exporters, for example by creating export documents and certificates. They are also the link between importers and exporters and the Customs Authority. I spoke with Kevin in response to his interview with Fresh Plaza.