Cherries are one of the world’s most popular fruits, a sweet ingredient of jams, cakes and confectionery, as well as being tasty treats themselves. Türkiye and the US are two of the biggest cherry producing nations.
Cherries are often consumed in their country of origin because of their short storage life and sensitive texture. Transporting cherries overseas requires specialist equipment to keep the produce feeling fresh, tasting sweet and looking good.
MSC has a wealth of experience in shipping cherries, from local experts in the supply chain to our reefer specialists, ensuring that this sweet cargo reaches its final destination in perfect condition.
Consumers today expect a constant supply of fresh, tasty and visually appealing fruit. Our world-class reefer fleet is equipped with the temperature control & dehumidification technology you need to preserve the taste, freshness, texture and aroma of cherries.
Additionally, we use Cold Treatment as a chemical-free way to eliminate fruit flies and other insects that might damage the biodiversity and agricultural industries of importing countries.
Also integrated within our containers are Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technologies, as well as other atmosphere control technologies such as
Cherries are stone fruits, so are very sensitive to despoiling after being harvested. The way they are handled and stored during the shipping process is critical. Sweet cherries should be cooled to temperatures below 5°C no more than four hours after harvest.
During transportation this chilling process must be continued. The temperature of containers that contain cherries should be kept at between 1.1 – 2.2°C, with a relative humidity of 90-95%. Cherries also require specific ventilation conditions. Containers should have an airflow of 60-80 circulations per hour with a continuous supply of fresh air.
If you have any questions about the services we offer for shipping cherries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
MSC offers tailor-made transport solutions across road, river, and sea to ensure the very best door-to-door service to meet your requirements. Our modern, efficient fleet, combined with our fast and reliable connections, helps improve producers’ access to markets and take quality fruits worldwide.
The ‘cherry on top of the cake’? MSC is one of the most reliable carriers in the world, with outstanding global schedule reliability.