Maersk Line forays into niche vertical with Kinnows shipment in India
Maersk Line has processed its first-ever shipment of Kinnows from Sonepat, Haryana to Novorossiysk, Russia. This opens up a niche cargo category of shipping non-frozen goods (fruits) using reefers and ex Inland Acceptance Points. At present, exporters have been moving this type of commodity directly to the ports.
Through Maersk Line’s reefer services, the transportation time between the point of origin and the port will be reduced considerably, facilitating a one-stop solution closer to the place of origin of cargo. A big boon to the community dealing with this sensitive cargo.
“This is a brand new commodity category, which we have shipped. This is a first of its kind niche shipment of highly sensitive non-frozen goods via reefers. This is a testament to our tenacity to push the limits, leveraging on our expertise of enabling trade, creating a global market place and contributing to the Indian economy,” said Franck Dedenis, Managing Director, Maersk Line (India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh).
Kinnows are a hybrid variety of the mandarin orange, native to Punjab. Crosslink Shipping trusted Maersk Line’s expertise to achieve this shipment, opening up new business opportunities in the sector. The milestone achievement will certainly enable faster trade, present new market opportunities and add value to the existing supply chain industry in the years to come.