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Chilean fruit arrives at Port of Wilmington

More than 676,000 boxes of grapes, peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums were offloaded as the import season got under way.

Chilean fruit arrives at Port of Wilmington

More than 676,000 boxes of grapes, peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums were offloaded as the import season got under way.

Chilean fruit arrives at Port of Wilmington

More than 676,000 boxes of grapes, peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums were offloaded as the import season got under way.

 
   The M/V Star Best delivered the Port of Wilmington’s first breakbulk shipment of fresh Chilean fruit of the season on Thursday.
   The specialized refrigerated vessel operated by Trans Global Shipping NV discharged more than 676,000 boxes of fresh table grapes, peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums at the Delaware port. The 6,000 tons of fruit on board the Star Best was the largest volume shipped to the United States in December and the first shipment of the five-month-long import season.
   The cargo is stored in the port’s 800,000-square-foot on-dock refrigerated warehouse complex for distribution to the eastern region of the United States and throughout Canada.
   The Port of Wilmington handled more than 12.5 million boxes of Chilean fruit in the 2017-18 season.
   

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