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World Group Forwards Safe & Economical Global Distribution Of Frozen Food.

Exporting and importing frozen foods ha put the 'world' into The World Group.

'We not only benefit by doing business on a global level,' said World Group President Al Borthwick, 'but we are helping to get food from farm to people safely and efficiently - on several continents.'

For example, World Group member company New Orleans Cold Storage (NOCS) markets include Central and South America, the Pacific Basin, the Australian-New Zealand trade, China, Taiwan, the People's Republic of China, and eastern bloc countries including Russia.

'Exports to Russia in recent years have been a huge, huge market for several of our member companies,' Borthwick said.

World Group companies with experience navigating dozens of channels in frozen food exports share their expertise with other World Group companies for whom world markets are only now opening up. The result is more business for everybody, and the bounty of the world on the world's tables.

The European Union has proved a difficult market to crack. With its stringent facility and inspection requirements for frozen meat and poultry, cooperation between World Group companies is easing the way there as well, Borthwick said.

Imports of produce are growing all the time, too, Mr. Borthwick said. 'When it's winter in North America, we import fruit from Chile, vegetables from Central America, oranges from Israel - and there's more of it all the time. Even in the dead of winter, we as consumers can find pretty much what we want.'

With members across the United States and Canada - and many positioned in the continent's busiest port cities - The World Group has a unique position to share its knowledge of the import/export business, and to feed the world, Mr. Borthwick said. Members of The World Group provide certified global food distribution service, including inspection, container drayage, freight forwarding, and inland transportation.

The seven World Group companies comprise almost 126 million cubic feet of refrigerated and frozen storage space. They distribute products and provide services throughout the United States and Canada, as well as offer export services to a number of global markets.

World Group members include Henningsen Cold Storage Company, Hillsboro, OR; U.S. Growers Cold Storage, Los Angeles, CA; Total Logistic Control, Zeeland MI; Trenton Cold Storage, Trenton, Ontario, Canada; NOCS, New Orleans, LA; American Cold Storage, Louisville, KY; and Commercial Cold Storage, Atlanta, GA.
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