Perishables shippers high and dry as reefer rates soar and boxes run short
Perishables shippers are being left high and dry by shipping lines opting to carry general ...
One of those “Hey, I bet you don’t know this” blogs from FoodCarePlus marketing and sales director Steve Alerts, a well-known and sometimes controversial figure in the perishables logistics industry. Here he’s talking about onions, and relates some astounding facts: the Netherlands is Europe’s largest producer, with annual exports of over 1.5 million tonnes, equating to around 44,000 teu, a year. The largest non-EU markets are Senegal, Ivory Coast and Malaysia – the latter importing 550 million onions every year – or 18 for each Malaysian citizen.
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