The care of the supply goes from the treatments during and post the harvest to best preserve the quality of the goods for long trips to the choice of the most appropriate logistic solutions to deliver the product to our customers in the shortest possible time and at the most competitive cost.
We use only refrigerated shipments to preserve the quality of the products. Thanks to a reliable network of partners formed over the years, we control shipments once on the water to their final destination.
This tracking will also involve the customer, who can constantly check our website’s shipment status.
We are aware of the importance of this transport phase: all our efforts at our customer’s service regarding the selection and care of our products, the attention in the calibration and the detail in choosing the proper packaging require an efficient and perfect transport to preserve all the freshness, taste and aroma of the fruit, which we always want to be the best for our customers.
Novafruit only uses the services of the primary and most reliable shipments lines, specialized in transporting perishable goods and fresh food.
We rely on companies exclusively equipped with very high standards of safety and control of temperatures and the cold chain. We only use refrigerated containers, mainly 40″ but also 20″ according to the needs of our customers.
In addition to the optimal temperature setting, which varies according to the loaded product, we must consider setting other parameters such as humidity and ventilation. Furthermore, some destinations must follow specific Cold Treatment protocols according to the phytosanitary requirements of the destination countries and the export protocol to be followed.
There are numerous activities in which we operate:
- The first operations in the field: fruit treatment, harvesting and quality control
- The delicate activities we carry out in the warehouse include treatment, selection, following qualitative parameters of shape, colours, acidity, pressures, etc.; fruit calibration, packaging, palletizing, storage, and cold storage, with constant quality control in each of these phases.
- Before loading, the authorities in charge of the Phytosanitary Service and the Agricultural Policies check the shipment.
- Finally, all the activities occur when we load the goods onto containers. The container control, control of temperature setting and other parameters such as humidity and ventilation, control of quality, palletizing and loading of the goods on the container, affixing of the temperature recorders in different positions to better monitor the process of maintaining the cold chain throughout the trip of the goods. In conclusion, technicians eventually intervene to set the cold treatment protocol if necessary according to the destination of the load.