Mexican lime shipper
prefers Purfresh system
May 17, 2012 10:33 AM
Purfresh Inc has announced that Comercializadora Tierra Mexicana (Comtiem) prefers Purfresh over more traditional systems for long-haul shipments of limes—from Mexico to Europe and the United Kingdom—to maintain fruit quality and enhance profitability.
By deploying Purfresh, Comtiem leverages this active atmosphere system, which provides shippers with a cost-effective method to reduce decay and control ripening of fresh produce shipped via ocean transport.
“We experienced a significant difference in the quality of the fruit for voyages longer than 14 days utilizing the Purfresh system compared to other solutions,” said Angel Ramirez, international sales manager for Comtiem. “The Purfresh arrivals showed less decay, stronger color, and longer shelf life, and as a result, we have experienced fewer claims and an improvement in the company’s bottom line. We are thrilled with the technology and will continue to utilize Purfresh for future shipments.”
Global demand for year-round fresh produce continues to grow at an accelerated rate, and Purfresh offers growers and shippers opportunities to reach broader markets via new trade routes. While fresh produce is in transit, valuable days of shelf life can be lost and the risk of contamination, decay, and overripening increases. Purfresh reduces the risk of cargo loss, helps ensure higher-quality arrivals, and the company’s cloud-based proprietary software provides never before available real-time visibility into the conditions of the reefer as it moves around the world.
Purfresh is offered as a per-trip service from most major shipping lines.
Founded in February 2005, Comtiem is dedicated to exporting limes. Main destination markets for its limes are Europe and the United States; plans are being made to increase exports to Belgium, France, Spain, and Germany.
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