MCI provides fruit with a 45 day period of dormancy

Maersk Container Industry has found a new way to transport certain fruits for as much as 45 days by placing them in a state of dormancy. Thereby, fruit producers will be able to reach new markets, MCI General Manager, Anders Gamborg Holm, tells ShippingWatch.

45 - the number of days the new Maersk Container Industry’s (MCI) new Star Cool CA reefer containers are able to transport certain foodstuffs without them decaying.  This corresponds to a prolongation of 50 percent compared to what was possible before and it opens up opportunities for fruit producers to sell their products to new markets and of course, for MCI to sell more containers.

“We have worked on new systems to control the ventilation and atmosphere inside the containers meaning that the fruit and vegetables will be able to last longer. This will open new markets as products will be able to reach and depart from places they could not before. Such an improvement will have much of an effect on our sales as it generates new volumes”, MCI Sales and Marketing General Manager, Anders Gamborg Holm, tells ShippingWatch.

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