Shipping Fruit and Vegetables with Garuda Indonesia Cargo

Fruits and vegetables are perishable and can be divided into two groups according to their packaging requirements. Approximately what are the groups and how is packaging in shipping using Garuda Indonesia Cargo? Let's go!

Group 1: Soft Fruit, Ripe Fruit, Asparagus, and Mushrooms

Fruits and vegetables of this group usually require inner packaging in the form of clamshells containers (e.g. berries, plums, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms), bunches sleeves containers (asparagus), or plastic trays (mini vegetables). Fruits and vegetables of this group, have a very short shelf life and are very sensitive to temperature and shock.

Group 2: Oranges, Raw Fruit, Apples, Pears and Vegetables

The second group consists of fruits and vegetables that can be packaged directly in one or multi-layer fiberboard. Some products need to be separated and/or in plastic bags before being put in an outer package. This group includes exotic fruits (e.g. mangoes, papayas, pineapples, avocados), raw stone fruits (e.g. peaches, apricots), and oranges as well as vegetables (e.g. peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers).

Group 2 consists of products that are sensitive to lower temperatures with a longer shelf life. It is often delivered in raw conditions.

Types of Packaging:

1. Box Fibreboard

  • Fibreboard boxes used by the fruit and vegetable industry for the transportation of goods are available in two versions: with or without ventilation holes.
  • Valid for: All Fruits and Vegetables (Group 1 & 2)
  • Material: Channeled Fibreboard (single, double-walled)
  • Design principles (Attached to the image)

2. One-layer box (flat)

  • Applies to: All Fruits and Vegetables (Group 1 & 2)
  • Material: Watered Fibreboard(single, double-walled)
  • Design principle: A one-layer box is a low container with or without a cover. This type of container is used with fiberboard separators, bearing materials, or torn paper or softwood. These containers are often used for small fruits such as berries. This type of packaging is very susceptible to buckle in the middle of the contents are too heavy or the fiberboard is too moist.

3. Box with separator

  • Valid for: Group 2
  • Material: Fibreboard (single, double-walled), plastic packaging.
  • Design principles (attached to the image)

4. Telescopic Box

  • Valid for: Group 2
  • Material: Fibreboard Corrugated (single, double-walled), plastic packaging.
  • Design principle: This telescopic cardboard box has a higher resistance to buildup due to more fiberboard being used. Fruits or vegetables are placed in large quantities or in layers without separators. Fruits or vegetables can also be packaged in flexible plastic bags or liners.