According to statistics from ASOEX, the export of Chilean plums to China in 2022/23 will hit a record high of 55,000 tons. Plums, including prunes, have become the second largest Chilean fresh fruit exported to China after cherries. The Chilean stone fruit season is about to start.
Frigga, a professional real-time temperature monitoring solution provider, has recently received inquiries from many South American merchants. In an interview with FreshPlaza, Paddy, from the company, introduced the company's latest real-time carbon dioxide monitor for long-distance transportation.
"Take plums as an example. Most are harvested during the high-temperature season. The fruit breathes vigorously, consumes nutrients quickly, and is easy to rot and deteriorate. It must be cooled to below 4-5°C within 24 hours after harvesting to effectively prevent the occurrence of brown rot and soft rot. The plum is a respiratory climacteric fruit with extremely high respiratory efficiency after harvesting and fast post-ripening speed. If the carbon dioxide content in the transportation is too high, it will have a great impact on the quality of the fruit, resulting in shortened shelf life, fruit deterioration, and rot." Paddy added, "In order to better monitor fruits that are sensitive to carbon dioxide, we recently launched the single-use V5 CO2 (4G-120) real-time CO2 monitor."
"Frigga V5 CO2 can monitor the carbon dioxide in air and nitrogen, the concentration monitoring range is 0-100%, and the temperature range is -30 ℃ to +70. In addition, the product can also detect the event of opening and closing doors and opening and closing boxes in low light. Merchants can also send real-time alerts via email, SMS, and mobile apps (both on Android and Apple). The monitor adopts a dual system design, which can download PDF reports through the USB or remotely through the Frigga cloud platform. The monitor is also equipped with a customized low-temperature LCD screen, and the information is clear at a glance."
When talking about product features, Paddy said, "This product can be used for up to 120 days at a time, with a memory capacity of up to 28,800 readings. The performance of the product is full-featured and robust, and it is a low-cost real-time tool for the transportation and storage of perishable products. It includes alarm mechanisms to ensure timely corrective actions and automates data analysis for compliance and process improvement."
"The current market has been fully opened, and sea freight is also showing a downward trend. I think consumers will buy more fruits and fresh products, which also means that the market's demand for temperature and carbon dioxide real-time monitors will further increase," said Paddy.