Dole deploys CHEP pallets
for transporting bananas
from Central America
May 24, 2011 10:14 AM
Dole Fresh Fruit Company, a subsidiary of Dole Food Company Inc, announced the signing of a new contract for pallet pooling services with CHEP, provider of pallet and container pooling systems.
Dole is now transporting bananas on CHEP pallets from processing facilities in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Honduras to supermarkets, wholesale clubs, and distributors in the United States and Canada. The company has used CHEP pallets for its US-based fresh vegetable business since 2006.
All of the CHEP pallets Dole uses to transport its bananas from Central America to the United States and Canada are in full compliance with ISPM-15 phytosanitary regulations.
Karen Hempel, CHEP USA senior vice-president of sales and marketing, said, “CHEP is delighted to be expanding our activities with Dole, and we look forward to advancing the relationship with new and better solutions for their product handling challenges.”
With 2010 net revenues of $6.9 billion, Dole produces and markets fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is a leading producer of organic bananas. Dole markets a line of packaged and frozen fruit and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. Access www.dole.com for more information.
A unit of of Brambles Limited, CHEP has 7,500-plus employees, and its 300 million pallets and containers support more than 500,000 customer touch-points in 45 nations. For more details, visit www.chep.com.
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