On 28 August the ms Seatrade Blue, one of Seatrade’s Colour-class containerships, delivered a record shipment of Zespri kiwifruit from New Zealand to Zeebrugge.
The reefer vessel carried 10,060 pallets in refrigerated containers, which constitutes a record shipment. Traditional reefer ships carry around 5,000 pallets.
Out of this shipment of around 80 million pieces of kiwifruit, the SunGold kiwi accounts for 40 per cent, with green kiwifruit making up the remainder. The kiwifruit is destined for central and northern European markets.