Spondylus to help fruit exports from Peru and Ecuador grow
February 1, 2011
Spondylus, the sea shell, was once used as currency for trade by Andeans in Ecuador. Now the Ecuadorians have a new Spondylus to boost their trade as Maersk Line launches the namesake as a weekly service connecting the West coast of South America to the East coast of the US.
The service that connects Peru and Ecuador to Miami, Newark, Philadelphia and Savannah will help the fresh fruit exporters of the South American nations.
Technology leader in reefer transportation Maersk Line with its leadership in the reefer technology provides the best transportation for perishable fruits. The carrier has its reefers run on Quest, a software that ensures quality and energy efficiency in storage and transport of agro materials. Moreover, it has StarCare technology which provides the controlled atmosphere container to protect the quality of fruits such as bananas.
Fresh bananas from Ecuador to the US in just 6 days Spondylus service will provide exporters the best transit time from Guayaquil in Ecuador to Miami in the US. Ecuador is world’s leading exporter of bananas and it would take just six days to transport the fruit to Miami in the US. Ecuadorian grown bananas have exquisite taste and are available throughout the year due to year round growing season. Mangoes, watermelons are the other fruits that will be transported from Ecuador and Peru to the US.
Weekend arrival at Newark/Philadelphia The service also provides weekend arrival of cargo at Newark and Philadelphia which facilitates availability of cargo on Monday morning.
Department store merchandise from the US to South America Spondylus on its southbound service provides transportation facility for departmental store merchandise from the US to South America. The transshipment hub in Panama will help use other Latin America services to transport the merchandise to other South American countries.
Growing trade “The trade between the US and these markets in South America is continuously growing,” said Maersk Lines’ William C. Duggan Jr, Vice President and Head of Refrigerated services in North America. ”What makes this service more attractive is that it caters to multiple destinations in the USA and thus saves import customers’ cost on distribution,” he said.