Maersk Line has successfully delivered its first end-to-end shipment of freshly produced green chillies from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India, to Jebel Ali, in the UAE, achieving a transit time of 9 days. The company says the shipment reflects its ongoing efforts to unlock agro-trade potential in Uttar Pradesh by taking full advantage of its end-to-end cold-chain logistics solutions.
Steve Felder, Managing Director, Maersk South Asia, says, “Our initiative to take local produce to global market is in-line with our aim to be a global integrator of container logistics connecting and simplifying trade for the farmers and entrepreneurs across the region.”
The shipment was loaded at Varanasi under the supervision of the company’s reefer expert and was monitored using Remote Container Management (RCM) technology throughout the journey to Jebel Ali. The temperature of the cargo was accurately maintained at the level recommended by the reefer expert, ensuring the sensitive cargo arrived at destination in excellent condition.