THE CHALLENGES OF TRANSPORTING GINGER
Ginger is an increasingly popular export commodity around the world. Continually expanding export geographies result in increased distances to market and longer ocean transport routes. Shippers utilize refrigerated containers to try to maintain freshness, but shipping ginger on long voyages can result in devastating losses of up to 40% as a result of mold and decay. To meet the goal of exporting ginger over longer distances while avoiding decay-related losses and claims, growers, packers, shippers, importers, and exporters are looking for residue-free alternatives that reduce decay in transit.