2018 August 31 12:01

MSC partners with clients for fruit shipping breakthroughs at Asia Fruit Logistica

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is building on a number of important advances in fruit shipments so far this year by sending a large multinational delegation to Asia Fruit Logistica, the company said in its press release.

MSC’s experts look forward to meeting fruit shippers who want to test the boundaries of international trade with the latest technologies such as Controlled Atmosphere systems. MSC’s work with customers has enabled a number of improvements in shipping this year, which have helped to open up new markets for exporters.

Optimising and developing new ocean liner service routes
Fast service for cherries from Chile to China: fruit arrives faster and in better condition, plus more cargo can be loaded

Year-round port call at Northport, New Zealand available for a number of shippers, including the country’s largest kiwi fruit exporter Zespri

Deploying new, innovative technologies and shipping equipment

Recent order for 2,000 containers chilled by Carrier Transicold’s innovative, environmentally-friendly natural refrigerant-based NaturaLINE® refrigeration system – the largest ever order

Exciting new trials of Controlled Atmosphere for Europe-to-Asia fruit and vegetables

Adapting to seasonal and weather-related changes in supply and demand

More shipments for apples from Spain to China, providing reliable supply after a particularly good harvest in Europe at the same time as production declines in China, affected by a cold spring

Building a collaborative approach with fruit shippers

Major corporate partnership with Citrus Australia, expected to provide even greater access to all exporters and growers of what is one of Australia’s main containerised fruit exports

Cementing reliable, long-term partnerships for the world’s top fruit-producing countries

Flexibility and network allowed MSC to boost banana exports from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Shanghai and Dalian

The only ocean liner service for bananas from Puerto Bolivar, Ecuador to the Far East