Blueberry shippers choose
Purfresh Transport system
Jun 18, 2010 10:43 AM
Purfresh announced results of side-by-side testing that show enhanced quality and freshness in blueberries when using Purfresh Transport for global shipments recently.
In shipments traveling from Chile and Argentina to the United States and the United Kingdom, blueberry exporters compared the performance of Purfresh Transport to high carbon dioxide (CO2) modified atmosphere technology, and observed improvements in firmness, color, and taste, as well as a reduction in shrivel in blueberries using Purfresh Transport. Success of these shipments demonstrates how Purfresh’s active cargo protection system—Purfresh Transport—offers benefits to maintain quality and improve shelf life of blueberries shipped around the world.
Purfresh Transport has been scientifically engineered to deliver where traditional atmosphere management systems and antimicrobials fall short by providing the combination of ripening control with 100% residue-free decay prevention and enhanced food safety. An ozone-based, active cargo protection system, Purfresh Transport constantly monitors and dynamically manages the environment inside a reefer container throughout the voyage—providing the ability to ship even highly sensitive fruits and vegetables long distances.
“I believe that Purfresh Transport will change the way blueberries are marketed from Argentina, as it will allow sales programs to be sustainable and predictable over time, making it feasible to ship to New York in a reasonable time, and reaching the destination with a good quality product,” said Roberto Navarro, general manager of Marberry SRL.
Purfresh Transport is offered as a per-trip service from most major shipping lines for shipping climacteric and non-climacteric—organic and conventional—produce including citrus, berries, stone fruit, tropical fruit, melons, and rhizomes. The service 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, enabling insight into, and control over, conditions of produce being shipped in refrigerated marine containers.
For more information, visit www.purfresh.com.
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