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With MSC, your fruit is in safe hands

Shipping fruits requires the highest level of care and a specific temperature control to preserve the produce’s taste, freshness, texture and aroma. MSC follows highly standardised control procedures to guarantee optimal transport conditions from pick-up to delivery. Your fruit is in safe hands!

As a leader in transport and logistics, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Group reaches every corner of the globe, offering unrivalled customer care, expertise and state-of-the-art technology, while making every effort to build long-term partnerships with customers. Over the past 50 years, the company has expanded beyond the port to develop an integrated road, rail and barge network across the world, offering door-to-door transport solutions, even to the most remote areas.

With a solid network of over 1,000 reefer experts across 155 countries, who are regularly trained on all the latest standards and processes, MSC offers unrivalled experience in transporting perishable cargo like pineapples, bananas, avocados, mangoes and apples. Every year, the company delivers over 1.8 million TEU (20-foot equivalent unit) of reefer cargo; over 51,000 TEU of Controlled Atmosphere shipments, and over 28,000 TEU of Cold Treatment. These cooling processes are precisely what enables the company to ship fruit, vegetables and any perishable cargo that is loaded onto their reefer containers, guaranteeing the same exact quality, appearance and taste, from origin to destination.

Cold Treatment specifically eliminates fruit flies and other insects in a chemical-free way. The process allows to lower the temperature of the fruit pulp and maintain it for a specified period, with varying settings, depending on the country of origin, the type of commodity and the country of destination. Controlled Atmosphere instead regulates the atmosphere composition in the reefer container during storage or transit and increases shelf life, keeping fruit and vegetables in perfect condition for longer. MSC uses various CA systems with the support of partners like StarCool CA, XtendFRESH, Liventus, Maxtend and Purfresh.

Click here to learn more about MSC Reefer services.

 

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