Banana company Chiquita recently held an inauguration event to welcome two new ships into its fleet, the biggest ships that the brand owns to date. To celebrate this occasion, the company hosted an inaugural event, welcoming industry retailers and customers to enjoy activities including an insightful tour of one of the vessels, a lunch at the port and an overview of operations.
Chiquita recently held an inauguration event to welcome two new ships into its fleet, the biggest ships that the brand owns to date.
The vessels, The Explorer and The Voyager will highlight Chiquita’s dedication to eco-conscious practices and environmental stewardship. The ships will also operate in alignment with its broader sustainability efforts and emphasize the company’s commitment to reducing waste and resource consumption within the maritime industry.
“Chiquita is proud to be a leader in maritime sustainability and we were honored to celebrate and welcome the ships to our fleet with our retailer partners and customers by our side,” said Carlos Lopez Flores, president of Chiquita Brands. “Our commitment to renewable resources extends to our entire fleet, with these ships setting a precedent for eco-friendly maritime practices.”
Industry retailers and customers were invited to tour one of the vessels.
The event took place at the Port of Wilmington in Delaware, where retailers and customers had an opportunity to tour The Explorer, partake in a discussion about an overview of its sustainable operations and explore the inside of the company’s shipping containers.
As the largest ships in its fleet, The Explorer and The Voyager will enhance the company’s shipping capabilities, allowing it to deliver produce to even more consumers worldwide while following high sustainability standards.