Since launching our Star Cool CA+ services from Peru in 2018/19, we have seen double-digit growth in shipments during the harvest and shipping season. This lasts from July to April each year, with peak activity between September and November. The results are clear evidence of the success of this advanced reefer technology.
As recently as 2012/13, Peru was a distant sixth on the list of global exporters, almost 1,000 tonnes behind fifth-placed New Zealand. Increases over the next five years saw strong progression and, by the 2016/17 season, Peru was second only to Chile.
In 2018/19, the same year Star Cool CA+ was introduced, shipment volumes jumped by around 65% in a single year. According to current estimates, Peru is set to overtake Chile as the world’s largest exporter of blueberries next season.