Protection and purification technology leader Purfresh has announced that Uruguayan exporter Transcargo is to utilise its Purfresh Transport solution for a second season, for use on mandarins shipped from Uruguay to the Far East.
"We chose Purfresh Transport again this season to help mitigate risk and to provide additional protection to maintain the quality of premium mandarins," said Rodolfo Faccini Pose of Transcargo. "Controlling decay and maintaining colour is critical as mandarins are highly susceptible to decay, as well as colour change as a result of ethylene build-up during long distance ocean transit.
"We are thrilled with the high quality of arrivals, and will continue to leverage Purfresh Transport for this season's blueberry shipments as well," he added.
Purfresh Transport is an intelligent cargo protection system, providing shippers with a cost-effective solution to reduce decay, control ripening, and enhance food safety of fresh produce via ocean transit.
Engineered with patent-pending intelligent cargo protection technology, Purfresh Transport reduces the risk of cargo loss, improves food safety, and helps ensure higher-quality arrivals when shipping fresh produce via ocean transit, according to the group.
"Growers, shippers, and exporters alike look to maintain fruit quality and improve operations with advanced technologies that are reliable, cost-effective, and can be easily implemented," said David Bouchard, general manager, post-harvest and transport solutions for Purfresh. "The worldwide demand we continue to experience – to export limes, mandarins, blueberries, mangoes, kiwifruit, grapes, melons, papayas, pineapples, stonefruit and bananas – validates the need and value our solution brings to the global shipping industry, and we are thrilled Transcargo chose to utilise our Purfresh Transport technology again this year."