MIAMI – September 26, 2023 – Tricont Trucking & Logistics, the inland logistics arm of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. BB #:111187, announced today a new website and branding to enhance its customer experience and broaden its customer base.
This comes as the company has seen expansion over the last few years due to providing complete third-party logistics services.
Capitalizing on more than two decades of experience, Tricont is an expert in urgent and complex supply chains in a cold chain environment across North America, which stems from years of handling Fresh Del Monte’s produce, combined with its vast network and technology-driven solutions offering customers a trusted logistics partner. While Tricont’s biggest customer is Fresh Del Monte, the logistics company has been offering more and more of its top-tier services to others in need of varied logistics solutions.
“Fresh Del Monte has been relying on Tricont Trucking and Tricont Logistics for years, with great success, to move fresh produce on time and in full,” said Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, Fresh Del Monte’s Chairman and CEO. “In today’s world where logistics and shipping disruptions abound, we’re looking forward to offering our solutions to more people, giving them access to our robust, reliable distribution and logistics network. Tricont’s inland services complement our third-party ocean freight services provided by Network Shipping. Both serve as an example of our commitment toward asset optimization.”
With seventy percent of all goods in the US moved by trucks, equal to a $800m+ economic value, and the consumer shift to ecommerce, the trucking and logistics industry is poised to thrive — over the next five years the long-haul transport market is expected to grow by more than 4%.
Tricont provides intermodal, warehousing, managed services, and business analytics, as well as refrigerated and ambient LTL distribution, last-mile delivery, and a dedicated contract carriage. The company serves North America with more than 30 distribution centers, almost 200 tractors, more than 10,000 reefer containers, and nearly 2,000 chassis—with a 95% on-time delivery rate.
“This is an exciting time for our business. As the logistics industry expands, we want to grow with it and become a logistics powerhouse in our own rite. We are now in a better position to achieve this with the new website and brand, as customers and drivers can more readily find information on our website,” said Rob Savage, President of Tricont Trucking and Tricont Logistics.
Recently, Mann Packing, Fresh Del Monte’s vegetable arm, began to leverage Tricont’s services as it expanded to the east coast of the U.S. Mann’s will now use Tricont’s North-Carolina-based distribution center and trucking services to serve more customers. This partnership allows Mann’s to have a vertically integrated supply chain, so customers receive products that have a more optimized shelf life at a lower cost.
To learn more about Tricont’s trucking and logistics services visit tricontlogistics.com.
ABOUT FRESH DEL MONTE
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, marketers, and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as a leading producer and distributor of prepared food in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. markets its products worldwide under the DEL MONTE® brand (under license from Del Monte Foods, Inc.), a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness, and reliability for over 135 years. The company also markets its products under the MANN™ brand and other related trademarks. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world, including Del Monte Foods, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited, Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is the first global marketer of fruits and vegetables to commit to the “Science Based Targets” initiative. In 2022 and 2023, Fresh Del Monte Produce was ranked as one of “America’s Most Trusted Companies” by Newsweek based on an independent survey rating companies on three different touchpoints, including customer trust, investor trust, and employee trust. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol FDP.
Tricont Trucking & Tricont Logistics is a trusted third-party logistics provider and trucking company covering North America specializing in urgent and complex supply chains in a cold chain environment. With a vast network of assets and services across North America, Tricont offers technology-driven, customized solutions for shipping packaged goods and temperature-controlled logistics services to keep things fresh. Tricont is a subsidiary of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.