The world’s leading Shipping and Logistics Company, Maersk intends to extend end-to-end cold chain logistic services to Tanzania through the establishment of a large, state-of-the-art Pack-house in the country.
Maersk will construct the modern storage, handling and shipping facility in association with the Tanzania Horticultural Association, the Apex institution for the country’s private sector.
The agreement between TAHA and Maersk was reached in Germany during the Fruit Logistica 2022 event held in Berlin.
Anthony Chamanga the TAHA Chief Manager for Development held talks with the cold chain experts from Sealand, a Maersk company which was displaying cold chain and logistic technologies at the Fruit Logistica 2022.
Maersk, is a large Danish logistics and shipping company, active in ocean and inland freight transportation and associated services, such as supply chain management and port operation.
The company was also billed as the largest container shipping line and vessel operator in the world between 1996 and 2021.
Meanwhile the TAHA Executive Director, Jacqueline Mkindi posted recently that her organization was starting to work on their agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture in establishing Common Use Facilities in the country.
Dr Mkindi explained that the move targets to support the now flourishing horticulture industry in Tanzania.
Tanzania is currently exporting horticulture produce valued at more than US $ 780 million, however the industry’s current potential is estimated to be more than US $2 Billion a figure which is soon going to be realized with the opening up of new markets abroad.
Country’s flagship horticultural products include Avocados from the Southern Highlands, French Beans and Fresh Cut flowers.
The hottest horticultural product in the world at the moment are the Avocados, with the buttery fruits commanding great demand and market value of US $ 13 Billion, but as the fruits requests continue to escalate, soon the global value for the butter fruit berry is focused to hit the US $23 billion mark.