LID

Full-Range Logistics Service Package for Italian Specialty Foods

Air, Sea and Road Transports with Comprehensive Value Added Services

“Since the majority of our clients are overseas, we need a logistics partner who can offer competent advice with processing shipments across continents. cargo-partner provides the international expertise we need to ensure the fast and reliable transport of our gourmet products.”

Giuseppe Neri, Export Manager. LID

Company Profile

LID (Luxury Italian Dream), headquartered in Rome, Italy, specializes in the selection and export of Italian gourmet foods and wines to the Chinese market. Drawing on the experience and synergy of two generations, the company offers a range of hand-picked products including cheese, wine, pasta, oil, sauces, sweets and more.

Initial Situation

LID was looking for a logistics provider who could support the company’s expansion to the Chinese market. cargo-partner was recommended to LID as an experienced and professional provider of food and beverage logistics. In particular, LID required in-depth consultation on food and beverage export to China, since the processing of foodstuffs shipments in Asia differs strongly from procedures in Europe.

Solutions

The cooperation between LID and cargo-partner began in July 2015, when LID requested cargo-partner’s support for opening up a new trade channel. cargo-partner provided a comprehensive solution covering the entire supply chain: Starting with the transport from Italy to Shanghai by air and sea freight, the service package includes pre-checking, customs clearance and value added services such as labeling, picking and packing, and inventory management. Finally, cargo-partner also provides domestic trucking from Shanghai to Shandong province. Yearly transport volumes handled by cargo-partner for LID amount to approximately 10 TEU and include products such as wine, biscuits, chocolate, pasta, olives, olive oil, cheese, tomato sauce, and infant food.

All imported goods are pre-approved by the local authorities in regard to their ingredients. As soon as the cargo has been checked for compliance with all regulations, cargo-partner issues the instructions to begin import. When the goods arrive, cargo-partner immediately informs LID and arranges transport to the bonded warehouse for labeling. Once the products are labeled and released, cargo-partner helps LID apply for the necessary health certificates. After this final step, the goods can be sold on the market.

cargo-partner offers LID close personal consultation for all import goods to ensure the optimal transport and storage conditions for each type of product. At the cargo-partner Logistics Centers, the goods are distributed into different temperature-controlled warehouse zones, from frozen storage between -22 and -18°C up to ambient storage at room temperature. In addition, cargo-partner provides transport in refrigerated containers at -1°C for some of LID’s goods, including certain cheeses, pastas and dough products.

Factbox

CompanyLID S.r.l.
IndustryFoodstuffs & Perishables
HeadquartersPerishables
Employees20
SolutionsAir Cargo / Sea Cargo / Road Transport / Contract Logistics / Value Added Services


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