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Sustainable travel for fresh roses by sea

The future of transporting flowers is sea freight. Flowers are no exception in the battle against rising transport costs and reducing carbon emissions. At Chrysal, sustainability comes first. Chrysal has put this at the heart of their business and is aiming for a zero-impact flower industry together with their partners. Sea freight lowers the carbon footprint by as much as 92% in comparison to airfreight but comes with many challenges. With the development of Chrysal's Sea Freight Service, Chrysal can help solve some of these challenges.

Studies have shown that transporting flowers by sea freight versus air lowers the carbon footprint by as much as 92%. However, sea freight takes time, and the flowers are put under a lot of pressure. With all the challenges in mind, Chrysal has spent more than ten years developing what is now known as the Chrysal Sea Freight Service. A combination of a unique post-harvest and service concept that keeps flowers fresh and controls Botrytis during sea freight and long storage.

Chrysal Sea Freight Service is a total service solution. Not only are the flowers treated with the Rose Dip and anti-ethylene treatment, but they are also monitored by Chrysal Technical Assistants throughout the chain from harvesting through to shipping and receiving in Europe to help ensure the roses are well received after being at sea for more than three weeks. The service considerably reduces flower wastage and rejection rate and allows the sharing of vital data with all parties involved throughout the transport phase.

For more information:
Adinda Blokker

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