Bananas and Pineapples made ripe for market
Helping your products breathe a bit easier
Bananas and pineapples are both exported primarily from the Latin Americas and Asia. However, their logistics needs differ drastically from each other. Bananas, for example, need to mature in transit and thus need a very specific environment to do so. They need to breathe in a 3% oxygen and 4-5% carbon dioxide environment that’s kept at 13.3 – 13.9oC. Specifics that our wholly-owned Star Cool IntegratedTM refrigerated containers can handle thanks to StarCareTM, a controlled atmosphere container designed to slow down the natural respiration of fruits.
Elevated CO2 helps in controlling the ripening of fruit products by suppressing the release of ethylene. Combined with Remote Container Management, you can be assured that your produce is cared for from the time it leaves the plantation, to its destination anywhere across the globe. This in turn helps to prolong the shelf life of the product. We ensure every aspect of our container environment is checked before loading onto a vessel.
Strong partnerships create great solutions
Donatella, an Ecuadorian exporter to more than 7 countries worldwide, has worked with Maersk for over 18 years to bring fresh bananas to your table.
For Donatella´s operation, it is crucial to minimize the risk of contamination and have traceability of operational flow and container handling inspection by expert and qualified staff. Working with Maersk has given visibility, integrating reefer data and optimizing transparency on reefer cargo has meant efficiency and growth opportunity for our customers.
Take a look at the story of Donatella Fruit and Maersk, a great example of how a strong partnership creates great solutions.
I think that the key elements of a fruitful partnership of Donatella and Maersk are that we are both caring about the time delivery, especially for our fresh products.
We started with land transportation with Donatella; then we managed to start them on a reservation service.
Track your goods at every step
Innovative cold chain logistics
Cold chain storage solutions
Delivering fresh San Carlos pineapples to Montreal
By sourcing directly from farms and understanding the business of exporting pineapples, we helped a pineapple export client Agroprecuarios, to reduce wastage and optimise speed to market.
Enabling fresh pineapples harvested every week in Costa Rica to reach stores in Montreal in perfect condition. A 6000 km reefer journey that optimised cold chain processes with unmatched visibility tools.