Canadian lobsters land in Brussels
During the holiday period and especially at Christmas and on New Years' Eve, fresh lobster on the dinner menu remains one of the top choices of many Europeans. Every year about 3,700 t of live lobsters leave the Canadian coast of Nova Scotia to end up on European plates. About 2,000 t or 55% of these exports to Europe pass through Brussels airport.
The Halifax Gateway and the airport of Halifax in Canada, as well as Brussels airport and Adelantex in Europe, all make sure that this highly perishable quality product arrives in prime condition. Almost all the Canadian lobster exports for the Benelux, French and German markets were shipped via Brussels. On 22 December a full Boeing B747-400 carrying 85 t of fresh live Canadian lobsters landed at the Belgian airport. In less than four hours all the lobsters were on the way to their markets.