Freshport has been set up at Schiphol to ensure full grip in the chain of perishables and to further strengthen the position of Amsterdam and the airport Schiphol in perishables and live animals that are to be shipped to the European Union.

The increasing regulation of European Veterinarian Authorities, including HACCP regulations, require optimal standards in facilities and processes. The Freshport facility is state-of-the-art, complying to the latest regulations. Currently the only one in its kind.

Being a commercial organization with handling and inspection as its core business, we will offer partnerships to all specialized parties in the industry. With a dedicated team of true professionals we know how important lead times and cooling is for our partners.

Through the design of our facility and the close cooperation with ground handling companies, airlines, the Veterinarian Authorities, forwarders and importers, we will deliver the high standard service required in the industry.

Within Freshport we distinguish 4 major product flows that are separated
(see visuals)

  • Perishables for human consumption, i.e. fish and meat
  • Perishables not for human consumption, e.g. vaccins or bull semen
  • Ornamental fish
  • Vegetables and flowers

Besides swift handling and EU-inspection facilities for these 4 categories, Freshport can offer all kind of additional services such as:

  • Cool/frozen storage
  • Sorting
  • Distribution
  • Quality Control


With highly automated cool and frozen storage facilities, where the temparture is set at the desired range, constantly monitored and captured, we can offer failure proof cool facilities.