The Post-Harvest Innovation (PHI) co-funded report on the optimisation of shipping container space utilisation highlighted major potential benefits to the fruit industries. Follow-up projects to look at specific aspects have been initiated.
- Packhouse Action Group
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- Identify and test improved packaging as well as humidity control in cold stores to reduce moisture loss and shrivel in nectarines. (H Viljoen)
- Identify and test improved packaging as well as humidity control in cold stores to reduce moisture loss and shrivel in plums. (H Viljoen)
- The development of the industrialisation process for various ideas towards optimisation of cargo freight capacity utilisation (space, mass, packaging, refrigeration) in refrigerated shipping containers to reduce logistic costs while maintaining product quality. (K Bouwer, M Dodd, N Bridge, T Myburgh and S Nel)