A world-class logistics partner does much more than take your refrigerated cargo from one country to another.

Between February and August… it’s mango season in Mexico! Did you know that besides being delicious, mango helps to prevent asthma and improves your visual health?

This wonderful fruit also boosts Mexico’s trade balance, being one of the country’s most exported agricultural product.

Our customer in today’s story produces and sells wholesale farm products. His challenge was to export frozen mango from the Port of Altamira (Tamaulipas state) to Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.

After many years in the market, the producer knows very well how difficult it is to coordinate a mango export operation where nothing goes wrong, so he sought our help, as a trusted freight forwarder.

A comprehensive logistic plan

For the mango export process, the product must be frozen and shipped using a special container, the 40’RF reefer, with a motor-generator capable of maintaining the cargo at a temperature of -9.4°F (-23°C) during the 22 days of transit at sea.

To move the mangoes from the producer’s warehouse to the port, we used a refrigerated ground freight unit. It arrived at the plant with that exact temperature. By doing so, the cold chain is not broken, and the product does not undergo temperature changes when loading.

In addition to all the fundamental details in the operation, other details related to customer attention, such as quick responses, quotes in time and form were key to guarantee the success of the mango export.

Additionally, we supported our producer coordinating the dispatch with his customs agent, we negotiated favorable credit conditions and we gave him extra security with two maritime suppliers per route – on the event that there was no space with one shipping company on the necessary date, we could immediately use another, maintaining the same rate.

Peace of mind in every link of the cold chain

In the mango export process, being in communication is essential! We shared the cargo status day and night, with response times of less than five minutes.

 

Fun facts:

  • Mangoes were frozen using Individual Quick Freezing (IQF) method, in which the fruit is frozen with hydrogen, to help it not lose its qualities and properties once it reaches its destination and is defrost.
  • The main Mexican products traded in the world are malt beer, fresh or refrigerated tomato, chilies and peppers, berries, avocado, meat and edible offal, tequila, bakery products, sugar, live cattle, cucumber, gherkin and fresh strawberries, onions, frozen orange juice, canned fruits, fresh or refrigerated cabbages, fresh or dried citrus, pork, guava, mango & mangosteen, and coffee, according to data from the Agri-Food Atlas of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Mexico (SAGARPA).
  • In 2017, agrifood exports exceeded by more than 7.3 billion dollars what was obtained from oil sales and were higher than the income from remittances and tourism, according to Bank of Mexico statistics published by SAGARPA.
  • A study held by the Mexican government on the Free Trade Agreement between Mexico and the European Union shows that mangoes rank fifth in the ranking of agricultural products most exported to the EU (with 5.9% of all exports to the region).

 

Bringing and maintaining the freshness of your products to other countries does not have to be complicated. Contact us right now, we want to know your projects and export them worldwide!