In a press release published on November 30, the CEO of Congelcam informs of the increase in international sea freight estimated at more than 400%.
International sea freight has grown exponentially by more than 400%, said the CEO of Congelcam, in a statement made public on November 30.A fluctuation that, according to him, "has led to what has been called "container crises", the scarcity of fish internationally (supply being lower than demand), violently impact the production costs of our various products". In addition, "The lifting of the suspension of the PECAE (Pre-Shipment Assessment Program) on imported fresh fish, while further increasing these production costs, extends our supply times and thus aggravates 'our country risk', with strong consequences on the available stocks of our products," he explains.
In view of this situation, the company in charge of importing fish into the country informs that it does not benefit from any aid from the government "we do not benefit from any aid, nor favor of any kind whatsoever, neither from the State, nor from the Government or one of its members in office or not, nor from anyone else. (…) We do not enjoy any protection of any kind from the Government, like some of our competitors. ", explains its Director General.
Current prices maintained
However, the company reassures consumers. "Despite the various hostilities we encounter, our corporate citizen will continue, as in the past, to do everything in its power to regularly supply our market with an acceptable level of public prices. We have taken the necessary measures and measures to maintain the same level of stock, in quantity and quality, until February 2022, or even beyond, at current prices. " reads the press release.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Commerce, the Company Congelcam dominates the entire marketing chain of frozen and fresh fish in the country with an estimated market share of 80%. The company plays the role of importer, distributor and retailer.