EMES helps exporters with refrigerated shipping
EMES helps exporters with refrigerated shipping In 2007, EMES added 1,000 reefers to its container fleet to expedite its high quality, rapid, economic and reliable shipping services for fresh fruit and vegetable exporters.
EMES, an Arkas company, meets the needs of fresh fruit and vegetable producers exporting from the Mediterranean to Russia. For this reason, EMES added 1,000 reefers to its container fleet in 2007. This number will rise to 1,500 (3,000 TEU) with the delivery of the reefers in May.
The reefers were first used on the EMES" Russia Express reefer service. The service follows an Alexandria-Mersin-Antalya-Marport (Istanbul)? Gemlik-Novorossiysk (Russia)-Marport- Alexandria route, reaching Russia in five days from Mersin, and four days from Antalya. The reefer capacity of both vessels used on this route, Jean Pierre A and Michel A, was increased to 270 plugs. Izmir is added to this rotation during the grape harvest so that the Russia Express is rescheduled as Alexandria -Mersin-Izmir-Marport-Gemlik-Novorrosiysk-Marport- Alexandria. EMES delivers peach and cherry shipments of during harvest from Gemlik to Novorrosiysk in one and half days and grape shipments from Izmir to the same port in three days.
Products can be shipped at -30°C or +30°C
The EMES reefer service makes it possible to maintain an uninterrupted chain of refrigeration in shipping and consequently sell higher quality products at more affordable prices in the Russian market. The EMES reefers are state-of-the-art products from Carrier Transicold, a leading global company in refrigeration and air-conditioning. The reefer containers can maintain temperatures ranging from -30°C to +30°C to within 0.1°C. Humidity control, which is essential for fresh fruit and vegetable shipments of, is achieved with a humidity sensor while fresh air is supplied with a ventilation system for optimal transport of the freight. Furthermore, an emergency key feature allows the cooling system to be operated under alternative conditions in the event there is a technical problem.