Wilmington : The season’s shipment of Chilean winter fruit arrived at the Port of Wilmington on December 27th. The shipment, brought by a refrigerated vessel known as the Star Best, contained over 676,000 boxes of fresh table grapes, peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums, adding to the 12,550,000 boxes of Chilean fruit during the 2017-18 season.
“We are grateful to Wilmington for our longstanding trade relationship that has meant market and logistics stability for us as well as our customers. We are looking forward to another great Chilean season, together with the State of Delaware, the City of Wilmington, and GT USA Wilmington,” commented Harold Cohen, Global Reefers’ Port Captain/USA Representative.
According to globaltrademag.com, the 6,000 ton shipment marks the largest volume to be shipped to the U.S. for the month of December. Trans Global Shipping NV in the Global Reefers service led the Star Best operations to the port.