Mangoes hit the high seas
protected by Purfresh Transport
Jun 20, 2011 7:00 AM
Purfresh announced that exporter Gold Label Products met the high-quality standards of tropical fruit importers by employing Purfresh Transport to ship mangoes from Guatemala to the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
The success of these shipments demonstrates how Purfresh’s active cargo protection system—Purfresh Transport—maintains quality and improves shelf life of mangoes shipped around the world.
Jose Luis Rueda of Gold Label Products said, “Mangoes are a sensitive commodity and are prone to bacteria, mold, and overripening during long-distance transit. Purfresh Transport protects the quality and gives us peace of mind and confidence that the fruit we ship will meet the high-quality standards of our European buyers, while allowing us to expand our market reach.”
Other shippers around the world have used the Purfresh Transport technology for mango exports from Peru to the Netherlands and Ecuador to Canada, Brazil, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
“Given the high risk of loss and increasing volumes of fresh produce moving around the globe, it is imperative for shippers to utilize new, advanced technologies to protect their valuable cargo during long voyages,” said David Bouchard, general manager, post-harvest and transport solutions for Purfresh.
Scientifically engineered, Purfresh Transport provides ripening control with 100% residue-free decay prevention and enhanced food safety. It is offered as a per-trip service from most major shipping lines and is optionally integrated with Intellipur—an informatics service that offers insight into the transportation segment of the food supply chain. Intellipur provides on-trip tracking, monitoring, alerting, and reporting on the conditions of produce shipped in refrigerated marine containers.
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