Who we are
F.R.E.S.H. Export Solutions is born out of the necessity to give access to our products to our fellow Puertoricans and friends in other parts of the world. Throughout the years we have developed the best solution for your freight shipping needs.
HOW CAN WE…
Since 2003, our founder Vivian Díaz has worked in the food transportation industry and she has heard the same question over and over from local food manufactures; How can I send 1 or 2 frozen/refrigerated pallets to U.S. ?
THIS IS WHO WE ARE
F.R.E.S.H stands for Food Refrigerated Export Service Haul. The first company that will specialize in consolidation of temperature controlled products to export to the United States as a first stage.
The idea is to help local food manufacturers export their products through reliable and consistent service. We believe this is the perfect timing for Puerto Rican food manufacturers to export their products because there are close to 6 million Puerto Ricans (diaspora) in the United States longing to eat the food that they grew up with.
This is an amazing opportunity, not only for them but also for US distributors who now can buy in small quantities (pallet size) to test the market and help our local food manufacturers. Not only for the well-known typical products, but also to buy new and different products that are appealing to the Latino market and the American Market, and at the same time help the Puerto Rican economy.
I WILL CHANGE THIS!
For many years, this problem has been on her mind trying to look for a solution, even suggested to previous employers to develop the service, but since there was no actual measurable volume, none of them were interested. In the meantime, local frozen/refrigerated food manufacturers have struggled to begin exporting their products. Vivian decided she was going to be the solution. In August 2017 she founded F.R.E.S.H Export Solutions.
WE CAN HELP
Two weeks after incorporating the Company and two months before scheduling the first consolidated reefer container to be shipped to the U.S., Puerto Rico suffered the worst natural disaster in their history: hurricane Maria. All of a sudden, the island found itself in a situation where it had no idea what to expect or what to do next, and so do F.R.E.S.H, all our plans, goal and ideas were destroyed in one single day. There was no cellular phone communication, no internet, no electricity for weeks and months. The local manufacture’s crops and facilities were destroyed, these were the one that wanted to export and now they have no raw material and we had no business.
Fortunately for us, we found a way to help Puerto Rico in a different way: We were contacted by different religious and non-profit organizations that wanted to bring relief cargo to the Island and for 3 months that’s what we did. We brought close to 40 containers and close to 1,800,000 pounds of food, water, and supplies to help the people on the Island.
WHERE WE ARE TODAY
We are back on track with the consolidation of refrigerated products to the US and added additional logistic and transportation services.
On July 19th, 2018 the first reefer container sailed to Jacksonville.
We are immensely proud of what we have become as a company where service and personalized attention to detail is what makes us different.