BluWrap, a technology company that naturally extends shelf life of fresh proteins, has completed the first-ever shipment of fresh salmon from Chile into the port of Tianjin, China, the largest port city in northern China and the major maritime gateway to Beijing.
The firm provides a groundbreaking approach to shipping seafood that can transform China’s dependence on airfreighted fresh and frozen seafood. BluWrap’s technology is a strategic advantage to nations like China because it ensures food security from remote food sources while considerably reducing carbon emissions and the use of polystyrene.
Partnering with Tianjin PuWan International, BluWrap worked closely with the Tianjin port cold chain as well as Salmones Aysen, which supplied salmon for the shipment.
“Tianjin has shown great courage in being the first to use this new technology to bring fresh food by sea into the port,” said Mark Barnekow, chief executive officer of BluWrap. “Tianjin is living up to the Chinese expression ‘who will be the first to eat crab?’—a saying that questions who has the mettle to try something new. With the successful completion of this pilot, we can move forward with our plans to send regular shipments of seafood from Chile to China and expand the availability and variety of fresh proteins to customers in the northern region of the country.”
Based in San Francisco CA with operations in Talcahuano, Chile, BluWrap provides naturally extended shelf-life technology that uses patented oxygen management techniques to create and maintain an all-natural controlled-atmosphere environment to extend shelf life of perishable proteins. This technology allows suppliers of fresh protein products to ship by ocean freight rather than air freight, and still deliver a fresh, quality product.
For more information, go to www.bluwrap.com.