Peru: Neptunia to ship over 3,000 containers of grape abroad

Neptunia, the logistics firm, plans to export more than 3,000 containers of chilled grapes to more than 60 markets abroad.

In a statement, the company said that Peru had become one of the leading suppliers of Red Globe and Flame grape varieties, as was proven by the more than 15,000 refrigerated containers of grapes shipped abroad in 2014. 

China was the main destination with over 26% of the market share, while the United States and the Netherlands received a high level of grapes, with about 2,700 and 2,600 containers, respectively.

"Grapes are one of the biggest agricultural export products; so much so that the number of containers shipped by Neptunia in the 2014-2015 campaign increased by 100% over the previous year," the company said.

The company’s main agricultural exports are grapes, avocado and bananas.

According to Michel Macara-Chvili, general manager of Neptunia, 2014 was an excellent year for grape export and they expect this trend to continue this season.

He added that the increase in exports was due to the quality and diversity of grapes that the country produced.

He stated that this year the company planned to manage the logistics processes of the export of grapes from Piura and Ica.

To do this, he said, they have been working on improving operations conditions, such as the expansion of comprehensive services, the specialization of perishable cargo services, finding new solutions for refrigerated cargo, and having a greater participation as a dealer of technologies for refrigerated containers.

"The north of the country is generating grapes with an excellent quality and achieving higher yields than in previous years. Neptunia is strengthening its logistics solutions to achieve the best quality of export for Peruvian grapes," the executive said.


Source: gestion.pe


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