The building of the global LCL network now continues with the opening of LauritzenCool Logistics activities in Tunis. SOCOTU (Societe Commerciale Tunisienne) will offer integrated logistic services for the export of Tunisian fruit, fresh produce and frozen foods, as well as the import of perishable foodstuffs to the area from producing countries worldwide. With the opening of new offices in Morocco, Spain and Portugal during 2005 the LCL office network covers more and more countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia with a strong focus on the main producing and receiving areas of fresh fruit and produce.Due to the strong position of road haulage
in the distribution of fruit and produce in particular from Tunisia to its main European markets, LCL organization will develop reefer trucking in addition to shipping based logistic solutions. This will enable SOCOTU and LCL to jointly offer service packages to its customers based on whatever combination of sea and land transport, which maximizes the value and minimizes the cost for the chosen door to door logistic solution.