MSC makes first ever avocado shipment from Colombia to China
地中海航运将首批哥伦比亚牛油果运至中国
SOURCE: MSC |UPDATED: 2020-07-02Visit Statistics:

Chinese consumers are about to have their first ever taste of Colombian Hass avocados, thanks to MSC’s leading reefer cargo service. Twenty-eight tons of the fruit are now being transported from Buenaventura to Shanghai.

This milestone journey follows a 2019 trade agreement allowing Colombia to export avocados to China. MSC was chosen to carry out the first shipment for its solid experience in transporting perishable goods.

Moving avocados from one continent to another requires the highest level of care. MSC uses the advanced Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technology to slow down the ripening process and extend shelf-life.

By reducing oxygen concentration and increasing carbon dioxide, CA technology regulates the atmospheric composition inside the refrigerated containers throughout the journey. This allows fruit to travel long distances while retaining the same appearance, flavour and quality as when it was harvested.

Colombia is able to produce avocados throughout the year thanks to its proximity to the equator. The country ranks among the world’s top producers and exporters of this nutritious and increasingly popular fruit.

With demand for avocados continuing to soar in China, the future looks bright for Colombian growers. MSC says it is proud to support South American companies expanding their business beyond the continent.

In 2019, MSC transported more than 1.8 million TEUs of reefer cargo. The shipping company has been investing in the latest reefer technologies and recently added 5,000 new Star Cool CA units to their fleet.

Building on its efficient logistics service with worldwide coverage, MSC delivers a wide variety of exports from Latin America to the Chinese market, including meat, seafood, bananas, cotton, paper and wood products.

Editor: Pauline Tai 

近日,地中海航运公司(MSC)成功将首批哥伦比亚哈斯(Hass)牛油果运往中国。据了解,这批输华的牛油果共有28吨,已于5月28日在布埃纳文图拉港装船,通过地中海航运的Aztec航线服务运往上海。

这是继去年7月哥伦比亚牛油果获准对华试出口以来的第一批货物。牛油果以其营养价值高,用途广泛而成为全球需求增长最快的农产品之一。哥伦比亚地处热带,有利于广泛种植牛油果,并能保证稳定的全年供应。现哥伦比亚已成为世界第四大哈斯牛油果产地和主要出口国,中国对哥伦比亚牛油果的进口量正日益增长。

据了解,运输诸如水果和蔬菜之类的易腐物品,需要高度的贴心照料和专业服务。地中海航运公司运用先进的冷藏集装箱气调贮藏技术(CA),降低冷藏箱里的氧气浓度并增加二氧化碳来减慢水果的自然成熟过程,有效保持牛油果的外观,新鲜度和质量,延长货架期。

通过这项技术,地中海航运为南美地区优质的水果和蔬菜生产商开拓新市场提供了极大的便利,助力他们的产品敲开中国的大门并远销世界各地。

据悉,地中海航运凭借其全面的全球网络覆盖,一直不断促进从拉丁美洲到中国的货物贸易运输,进口量持续增长。该公司从拉丁美洲运送到中国的主要进口商品包括:肉类(例如猪肉、牛肉、羊肉)、香蕉、海鲜(例如鱼、虾和蟹)以及其他商品(例如棉花、纸和纸浆,以及木材)。

通过多年的布局,地中海航运已在全球建立了由超过1000名冷藏专家组成的团队,可为每一步的货运提供详细指导。2019年,该公司在全球范围的冷藏箱运输量超过180万标准箱。为了满足国际市场对冷藏货物日益增长的需求,地中海航运正不断加大投资发展最佳的冷藏运输解决方案,并于今年2月为其船队增加了5000多台使用气调贮藏(CA)技术的Star Cool冷藏箱。