Sustainable travel for fresh roses by sea

The future of transporting flowers is sea freight. Flowers are no exception in the battle against rising transport costs and reducing carbon emissions. At Chrysal, sustainability comes first. We have put this at the heart of our business and aim for a zero-impact flower industry with our partners. Sea freight lowers the carbon footprint by as much as 92 per cent compared to airfreight but comes with many challenges. With the development of our Sea Freight Service, Chrysal can help solve some of these challenges.

Studies have shown that transporting flowers by sea freight versus air lowers the carbon footprint by as much as 92%. However, sea freight takes time, and the flowers go under much pressure. With all the challenges in mind, Chrysal has spent more than ten years developing what is now known as the Chrysal Sea Freight Service. A combination of a unique post-harvest and service concept that keeps flowers fresh and controls Botrytis during sea freight and extended storage.

Chrysal Sea Freight Service is a total service solution. Not only are the flowers treated with our Rose Dip and anti-ethylene treatment, but Chrysal Technical Assistants also monitor them throughout the chain from harvesting to shipping and receiving in Europe to help ensure the roses are well received after being at sea for more than three weeks. The service considerably reduces flower wastage and rejection rate and allows sharing of vital data with all parties involved throughout the transport phase.

Airfreight has a significant impact on the environment. The IPCC reports are very clear; we all must step up our efforts for a sustainable future. This is why sustainability is integral to who we are and how we work. We want to be a truly sustainable company and inspire the entire industry. We believe in a zero-impact flower industry and are committed to achieving this goal with our partners so that future generations can enjoy fresh, sustainable flowers. We have big ambitions and want to help everyone in the flower industry. Check our website how we can help you achieve your sustainability ambitions.

Check our sustainability video; We believe in a zero-impact flower industry | Chrysal Cares

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