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Del Monte Moving Two Energy-Efficient Container Vessels To West Coast

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The Del Monte Valiant, shown above, is moving to the West Coast along with the Del Monte Harvester.

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 03:15 pm

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., a marketer and distributor of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, is moving two of its energy efficient container vessels, Del Monte Harvester and Del Monte Valiant, to the West Coast. These two vessels were launched in July 2020, along with four additional energy efficient reefer container vessels, and helped mark a new chapter in environmental sustainability for the company.

Each vessel has a full cargo capacity of 1,276 TEU with 634 plugs for 40-foot high cube reefer containers, and given the perishable nature of fresh fruits and vegetables, the air-cooled containers will maintain the cargo at specified temperatures, traveling in reefer mode with multiple temperature variants from -25C to 40C. Moving these vessels to the West Coast will not only allow Del Monte Fresh Produce to have full control over its fleet but will also assist with speeding up shipping times, ensuring that customers receive the freshest products.

“We are excited about the move of these two vessels to the West Coast,” said Helmuth Lutty, SVP of shipping operations for Fresh Del Monte Produce. “Providing customers with high-quality products in in a timely manner is a top priority of ours, and we are proud to be able to do it in a way that helps meet our sustainability goals as a company.”

Equipped with the latest hull design and vertical bow to achieve a service speed of up to 22 knots with a very efficient fuel consumption, both the Del Monte Harvester and Del Monte Valiant meet the most stringent emission control regulations, allowing Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A to continue fulfilling its commitment to create a positive impact on the environment. Additionally, the vessels’ Hybrid Scrubber system meets all international requirements to reduce pollution and control emissions of noxious substances.

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A Inc., based in Coral Gables, Florida, has been a market leader in growing and shipping premium quality fresh produce for several decades and a recognized authority in the fruit industry.

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