PIL completes first reefer delivery of fresh avocadoes to Singapore
Pacific International Lines (PIL) announced that it has made its first delivery of fresh avocadoes to Singapore from Australia using its latest 40” high cube Controlled Atmosphere (CA) refrigerated containers.
The batch of avocadoes was produced in Fremantle, Western Australia, a key premium fruits growing region.
According to the Singaporean ocean carrier, CA reefer boxes are specialised containers which employ advanced technology to regulate carbon dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen levels within the container, thereby providing an optimum environment for transporting a wide variety of fresh produce over long transit times.
In the meantime, PIL recently acquired newbuild CA reefer containers to support the increasing needs of its customers across its network in China, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Oceania.
Lim Chee Wei, general manager of the logistics division at PIL, said, “This is our first such shipment into Singapore, and we see this as a significant step for PIL as a Singapore home grown container shipping line. With rising populations and complex supply chain issues, we have seen more importance placed on diversification of sources of food supplies across the world.”
He went on to point out that “with this new range of CA reefer containers, PIL now has expanded its capability to transport fresh fruits and produce over varying distances among countries in our network.”
PIL noted that the batch of avocadoes was imported into Singapore by an established fruits and vegetable supplier.