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Transport packaging for produce

The logistics of transporting fresh produce is very complex, packaging plays a crucial role to extend shelf life.

The logistics of transporting fresh produce is very complex, packaging plays a crucial role to extend shelflife


Fresh produce presents a unique challenge for packaging materials as fruit and vegetables continue to respire after harvesting. Matching the correct packaging to the product is vitally important to extending shelf life.

The logistics of transporting large volumes of potatoes and vegetables is very complex, and NNZ works together with growers and farmers so that the produce can make it to the end user in perfect condition. We take into account packaging, temperature, humidity, and other factors to ensure the produce stays fresh and intact.

With respect to transport packaging for produce NNZ offers a broad portfolio of mesh bags, burlap bags, bulk bags and paper bags. Potatoes and onions, cabbage, turnips, citrus, and some specialty items are packed in mesh bags. In addition to its low cost, mesh has the advantage of uninhibited air flow. Good ventilation is particularly beneficial to onions. For export of potatoes burlap bags are still the packaging material of choice as these have the advantages of superior moisture absorbance, good ventilation and being soft to the skin of the potatoes. Ventilated bulk bags are most efficient for storage of produce like potatoes and carrots.


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