Shipping Fruits and Vegetables by Sea Utilizing CA Containers – Realizing Low-Cost and Freshness-Keep Shipping
MTI contributes to the increased exports of fruits and vegetables by sea utilizing CA (controlled atmosphere) containers that control temperature, humidity, and oxygen levels inside. These containers are getting more attention from exporters of agricultural products because they can keep the conditions of fruits and vegetables as good as air transport yet cost around 10% of air transport.
To date, MTI has been participating in the experimental shipping of Fukuoka Dydo Seika Co., Ibaraki prefecture, Toyohashi city, and more.
What is CA Transportation?
Generally, even after harvesting, vegetables and fruits breathe, grow, and mature, using their sugar as an energy source, and thus deteriorate. But the equipment of CA transportation can artificially control air composition such as oxygen level and temperature inside reefer containers, so fruits and vegetables become “dormant” and can slow down their deterioration. In addition, we originally added the humidity-control function (patent pending) that prevents drying and keeps the freshness of fruits and vegetables far longer.
Having originally been involved in the research and development of low-temperature transportation, we have the firm technical background to conduct consulting and provide knowledge about CA transportation.
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