Sunday 18th Nov, 2018

MSC signs sweet deal with citrus group


CITRUS Australia has announced a new corporate partnership with shipping giant, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company


According to a statement, the corporate partnership is to provide Citrus Australia the opportunity to develop a long-term relationship with MSC.

Citrus Australia chief executive Nathan Hancock said the MSC commitment to industry was invaluable for maintaining a reliable and environmentally sustainable service.

“It’s important to us that we continue to deliver our citrus product to destination markets in the best possible condition,” Mr Hancock said.

MSC has been operating in Australia for almost three decades.

According to their joint statement, MSC carried more than 1.4m TEU of reefer cargo worldwide in 2017 and is investing in its assets and technology for shipments of refrigerated goods such as citrus fruit.

MSC managing director Australia and New Zealand, Kevin Clarke, said he was is pleased to bolster the relationship between MSC and Australia’s citrus industry.

“We see this as a long-term partnership, with opportunities extending well into the future,” Mr Clarke said.

“The citrus industry is important to us and we’re happy to play a part in its longevity.”

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