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Fresh and frozen food global trade shows slight growth,

Press release November 3, 2009 PR

Analysis on fresh and frozen food global trade found on Shippers’ Voice website

Most fresh and frozen food products showed a small growth in volumes in the second quarter 2009, compared with second quarter 2008, although the international trade in frozen swine (pork) products has continued its significant decline.

The trade data, provided by Shippers’ Voice partner MDS Transmodal, is a new regular feature on, from a high level view to a more detailed breakdown of specific commodity groups.

In the 4th quarter 2008, all categories of fresh and frozen food, except banana, showed a fall (compared with 4th quarter 2007) in tonnage moved globally. By the first quarter 2009, most products had started to show growth again, and by second quarter 2009, only frozen swine products, frozen poultry cuts and offal, and fresh or chilled beef showed a percentage fall in tonnage shipped.

The overview data is available to everyone, whilst the more detailed information will be available only to those registered with the site. Registration is free – and quick., an independent networking site for shippers and others involved in the transport and logistics industry, has redesigned and upgraded its website and now includes:

• Trade data, rotated every week, showing leading commodity tonnages

• Regional focus for both general articles and finding out what shippers’ representative councils in each region are doing and saying

• Upgraded search facilities, using a Tag Cloud

• Easier access to news, opinions, policies and insights that affect the transport industry

• The facility for people to opt for RSS feeds to pull in the latest content to their PC or website


Notes to the editor

The Voice of the Shipper LLP is a joint venture between Dr Traill’s SV2 Ltd, the freight and logistics research consultancy MDS Transmodal, and MissionMKG, PR and marketing specialists in the freight and logistics industry.

For more information, contact

Yvonne Mulder, Communications Director. Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)7887 767 666