The fresh fruit and vegetable market one of the most important in world trade. Global sales are forecast to grow strongly in the coming years and Statista projects that revenue from fresh fruit will exceed US $665bn by 2027. MSC issued the following statement on the matter:
At MSC, we know this sector is important to our business and to our customers. We continue to provide the best equipment and services for our clients shipping fresh fruit and vegetables from around the world. Our cutting-edge reefer technology, as well as dedicated cold storage warehousing solutions give customers the peace of mind that their cargo will be well maintained while in our custody. Alongside the technology, our expert teams work to provide tailored, door-to-door solutions that best meet customer needs.
We have recently achieved several “firsts” with our customers in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector, including bananas from Brasil to Egypt and the first controlled atmosphere shipment from Greece: great news for our customers shipping kiwi fruit. The trend for controlled atmosphere exports continued in South Africa, which saw a 50% increase in this type of cargo being exported – most notably across avocados and blueberries.
In addition, our new NWC-WAF direct service is designed to support shippers exporting reefer commodities, and connects Dakar, Senegal, with key ports across North Europe. The service provides the best transit times on the market connecting Senegal with Antwerp in 7 days, London in 9 days and Le Havre in 11 days.
Caroline Diagne, Trade Coordinator for MSC Senegal commented: “The fruit and vegetable market is very important in Senegal. Indeed, we have seen the vegetable market growing approximately 10% year on year since 2020 with the biggest growth in sweetcorn and green beans. Our key fruit exports include melons, which are in high demand across countries such as Spain and Italy, as well as the North West Continent. In fact, we have recently introduced a new feeder service called ‘Spain to/from Mauritania and Senegal’ specifically to cope with demand in the region.”
Across the world, MSC remains committed and ready to transit key commodities for this sector, such as avocados, bananas, green beans, mangoes, melons, tomatoes, and more. Alongside this, we are also able to meet the needs of customers transporting temperature-controlled liquids, such as fruit juice, with our dedicated liquid cargo services.
MSC's experts will be present at Fruit Logistica in Berlin from 8-10 February. We look forward to seeing you there!
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