Tropical Fruit Exporters Choose Purfresh Transport for Higher Quality Arrivals
Active cargo protection technology maintains produce quality and freshness in refrigerated containers during long distance ocean shipments
Fremont, Calif. — August 31, 2010 — Purfresh, a leading provider of clean technologies that purify, protect, and preserve the world’s food and water, today announced the successful arrival of papayas, plantains, pineapples, and mangos shipped using http://www.purfresh.com/app_transportationPurfresh® Transport from Central America to the Netherlands, United States, Germany, and Spain. In shipments traveling from Ecuador, Columbia, and Peru, several shippers, including Terrasol Societe, Selecta Fruit, Sunshine Export SAC, and Banacol, observed improvements in fruit firmness, color, and taste, as well as reduced ripening with Purfresh Transport. The success of these shipments demonstrates how Purfresh’s active cargo protection solution—Purfresh Transport—offers superior ability to maintain quality and improve shelf life of tropical fruit shipped around the world.
“Purfresh Transport delivers an effective, proven solution to some of the most daunting challenges facing the produce shipping industry,” said Mr. Joaquin Balarezo of Sunshine Export SAC. “Our conventional and organic mangos are sensitive to temperature, decay, and many other variables that plague tropical fruit in long distance transit. Equipped with Purfresh’s Intellipur® information management tool, Purfresh Transport gives us peace of mind and confidence that our shipments will arrive safe and fresh.”
Consistently outperforming alternatives in side-by-side comparisons, Purfresh Transport promotes higher-quality arrivals. Scientifically engineered, Purfresh Transport delivers where traditional atmosphere management systems and antimicrobials fall short by providing the unparalleled combination of superior ripening control with 100% residue-free decay prevention and enhanced food safety. The industry’s only ozone-based, active cargo protection solution, Purfresh Transport constantly monitors the environment inside the reefer container throughout the voyage—providing the ability to ship even highly sensitive fruits and vegetables long distances.
“Mangos, papayas, pineapples, and plantains are extremely sensitive commodities, and during long distance ocean transport, they are subject to rot, shriveling, and over ripening. Given the high risk of loss, it is imperative for shippers of tropical fruit to utilize advanced cargo protection technology to protect the produce while in transit,” said Mr. David Bouchard, general manager, post-harvest and transport solutions for Purfresh. “Purfresh Transport provides a cost-effective solution to reduce decay, control ripening, and enhance food safety of fresh produce without relying on harsh chemicals.”
Purfresh Transport is offered as a per-trip service from most major shipping lines, and is an ideal solution for shipping climacteric and non-climacteric—organic and conventional—produce including citrus, berries, stone fruit, tropical fruit, melons, and rhizomes. The Purfresh Transport system is optionally integrated with Intellipur—a next-generation informatics service that offers unparallel insight into the transportation segment of the food supply chain. Intellipur provides on-trip tracking, monitoring, alerting, and reporting enabling a previously unattainable level of insight into, and control over, the conditions of produce being shipped in refrigerated marine containers.