Maersk has joined the United Nations’ Save Food Initiative to help make international food logistics more efficient.
The UN estimates that globally up to 50 per cent of fruits and vegetables are lost between farm and fork. Transport and distribution may account for between 5 per cent and 20 per cent of the loss depending on the specific region of the world.
As part of Save Food, MCI and other companies in the food industry will share expertise. Save Food sees a benefit from sharing knowledge throughout the food logistics chain where actions in one link invariably affect the next.
“Food should not be wasted, but too often it is, and we believe our technologies can help improve the food logistics chain,” said Peter K Nymand, CEO of Maersk Container Industry, MCI.