Ecuador: Maersk tests rose transport by sea

The transnational Maersk and its subsidiaries Sealand and Hamburg Sud are conducting stationary tests in Ecuador, in order to transport live roses with approximately 30 days of maritime transit.

This is being done together with Green Control company, whose representative from Fosfoquim in Ecuador, Ing. Alex Bustos, will provide sanitary guarantees so that the product will be free of pests controlled by authorities at any country of destination.

The maritime transport of roses, with 30 days of transit is a technological challenge, and for this reason, StarCare containers are being used, which work with the controlled atmosphere system and manufactured by the Maersk Container Industry (MCI), to regulate the atmosphere inside the container, that the flowers experience.

This is to ensure that the flowers arrives in ideal conditions for the consumer. This way to send roses in containers, would mean a significant savings in freight for the exporter and also for the importer and this would be an opportunity for Ecuadorian producers to associate and consolidate cargo to destinations where the cost of air freight does not allow markets to be developed in large volumes.

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