Cold Storage and an Explosion of Super Fruit
Seems like South America, particularly Brazil, has a health secret they want to share with us: they grow super fruit.
The acai berry is the latest fashion food of the United States. Why? Natives claim it helps in losing weight, boosting the immune system, obtaining healthy skin, slowing down the aging process and even fighting cancer. Now that’s one powerful berry!
A Demand for Frozen 3PL Miami Solutions
When the acai berry is eaten fresh, some people describe the taste as a perfect blend of chocolate and red wine, but finding it fresh is another story. Acai berries are highly perishable and cannot be shipped globally like “hardier” fruits, such as avocados and even bananas. Acai berries begin to lose their natural potency within 12 to 18 hours after harvest. So, you can imagine that the demand to get them processed and transported immediately is tremendous.
There are two processing options that ensure acai berries will retain their rich antioxidant component. The berries can be freeze-dried in their natural form or their pulp can be pasteurized and iced. From there, the product must be stored and transported at -18C degrees. Given the temperament of this commodity, you need a frozen third-party logistics (3PL) solution that is fast, efficient and optimally located.
Miami Frozen Storage Answers the Call
Miami is optimally located, making it a mecca for international trade with access to rail, port and air transportation. Additionally, it is home to Palisades Logistics’ strategic partner, Miami Frozen Storage, a leading cold storage destination for commodities like acai that need special attention. With a frozen 3PL Miami solution like this, specialty stores and fresh goods markets can deliver on the ever-popular acai berry juice and smoothies, dietary supplements, breakfast bowls and beauty products.
Net-net: Because Miami and its cold storage solution can meet the demand, the business of acai is even sweeter. Certainly the ability to effectively and efficiently transport temperature-sensitive, perishable products to frozen 3PL Miami providers is a concern for supply chain and cold chain managers in the logistics industry; however, it does not have to be your concern. Palisades Logistics has established and nurtured business relationships with top-notch companies such as Miami Frozen Storage. The Palisades Logistics’ growing, regional network of partners affords the customers of Palisades Logistics a single source provider who has the resources ready to meet all your third-party logistics requirements whether they are local or regional in nature.