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Storage and Logistics

For our international transport, shipping our produce in reefers; we have been working in direct cooperation and collaboration with many international shipping lines such as Maersk Line, CMA CGM, MSC, OOCL, Kline, PIL, Hyundai, Wan Hai, Hapag Lioyd, Hanjin, COSCO, Yang Ming, Evergreen; identifying and choosing for the best shipping solutions with shortest transit times based on yearly contracts with them and allocating weekly spaces to our suppliers. Having gained significant recognition over the years, we hugely benefit from their support. Zarrin was the first to use Maersk Starcare containers to risk importing Ecuador bananas directly to Iran with about 45-50 days transit time.

By imposing sanctions on Iran and discontinuing direct shipping services from Ecuador to Iran, Zarrin changed the route in order to resume his agreements and fulfil his commitments with shipping lines and Ecuadorian growers and exporters although costing higher and had to import containers to Mersin, Turkey and re-export them to Iran by road.

Upon arrival of fruits at cold store whether for export or import, all fruits undergo quality check and get monitored by experienced team of Zarrin QC by up to date equipment made by Sensitech and Bioconservacion companies (pulp thermometer, CO2 meter, humidity meter and Brix meter). Quality reports are prepared to be sent to the exporters/Growers to inform them the quality status and probable deficiencies to assist them improve quality.

Training banana ripening technicians with USA Catalytic Generators which were imported directly by Zarrin from its international agents was of the priorities to ensure ripening and storing bananas at highest quality.

Acknowledgements of Zarrin Group by shipping lines; Maersk line and OOCL.