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Commodity Guide

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Fresh Fruits, Plants & Vegetables
Commodity Recommended Temperature Relative humidity Max. air exchange Approx. storage Humidity control
°C °F % M3/hour (CmH) Days
Apples -1 to +4 +30 to +40 90 60 90 – 240 OFF
Apricots 0 +32 90 15 7 – 14 OFF
Avocados (California) +3 to +4 +38 to +40 90 40 14 – 28 OFF
Avocados (Tropical) +8 to +13 +46 to +55 90 60 14 – 28 OFF
Bananas +14 +57 90 30 14 – 28 OFF
Blueberries -1 to 0 +31 to +32 90 0 10 – 14 OFF
Cape Gooseberries (Physalis) +12 to 15 +54 to +59 80 15 30 – 60 OFF
Carambola (Star Fruit) +5 to +7 +41 to +45 90 20 21 OFF
Cherimoya +12 to +14 +54 to +57 90 30 14 – 21 OFF
Cherries (Sweet) -1 to 0 +30 to +32 90 0 14 – 21 OFF
Chestnuts 0 to +4 +32 to +39 90 15 120 – 180 OFF
Clementines 0 to +4 +32 to +39 90 15 7 – 50 OFF
Cranberries +3 +37 90 0 60 – 120 OFF
Dates 0 +32 85 – 90 0 30 – 60 OFF
Durians +3 to +4 +38 to +40 90 15 40 – 50 OFF
Feijoas +8 to +10 +46 to +50 90 20 14 – 21 OFF
Figs 0 +32 90 0 7 – 14 OFF
Grapefruits Variable Variable 90 15 28 – 120 OFF
Grapes -1 to 0 +31 to +32 90 15 150 OFF
Guavas +8 to +10 +46 to +50 90 30 21 OFF
Jackfruits +13 +55 90 0 7 – 21 OFF
Kiwifruit 0 +32 90 20 60 – 90 OFF
Kumquats +10 +50 90 15 28 OFF
Lemons (Depending On Variety) Variable Variable 90 15 30 – 120 OFF
Limes +8 to +10 +46 to +50 90 15 42 – 56 OFF
Loquats 0 +32 90 15 14 – 21 OFF
Lychees +2 to +6 +36 to +43 90 15 20 – 35 OFF
Mangoes (Depending On Variety) +10 to +14 +50 to +57 90 30 14 – 21 OFF
Mangosteen +4 to +6 +39 to +43 90 15 20 – 35 OFF
Manioc 0 to +2 +32 to +36 90 0 150 – 180 OFF
Melons (Cantaloupe) +3 to +5 +37 to +41 90 30 10 – 14 OFF
Melons (Honey Melon) +10 to +14 +50 to +57 90 30 16 – 20 OFF
Melons (Watermelon) +5 to +6 +41 to +43 85 30 16 – 20 OFF
Oranges (Depending On Variety) +4 to +12 +39 to +54 90 15 35 – 90 OFF
Papayas +10 +50 90 30 14 – 21 OFF
Passion Fruit +7 to +10 +45 to +50 90 30 21 – 28 OFF
Peaches/Nectarines 0 +32 90 15 14 OFF
Pears 0 +32 90 15 60 – 180 OFF
Persimmon (Kaki) 0 +32 90 15 60 – 90 OFF
Pineapples +8 to +12 +46 to +54 90 15 14 – 21 OFF
Plaintains +9 +48 90 20 10 – 15 OFF
Plums 0 +32 90 15 20 OFF
Pomegranates 0 to +2 +32 to +36 90 15 60 OFF
Prickly Pears +5 +41 90 15 21 – 28 OFF
Rambutans +10 +50 90 10 7 – 14 OFF
Strawberries 0 +32 90 15 6 – 10 OFF
Bonsai
Cut Flowers
Ferns Special Requirement Applied.
Flower Bulbs Please contact Trade Pricing Team
Foliage
Plants (Potted)
Yucca Palm
Artichokes (Globe) 0 +32 90 0 15 – 20 OFF
Artichokers (Jerusalem) 0 +32 90 15 90 – 150 OFF
Asparagus 0 to +1 +32 to +33 90 20 14 – 21 OFF
Aubergine +8 to +10 +46 to +50 90 15 10 – 14 OFF
Baby Corn 0 +32 90 15 4 – 8 OFF
Bitter Gourd +8 to +10 +46 to +50 90 0 14 – 21 OFF
Broccoli 0 to +1 +32 to +33 90 20 7 – 14 OFF
Brussels Sprout -1 to 0 +30 to +32 90 20 15 – 20 OFF
Cabbage (Chinese) 0 to +4 +32 to +39 90 20 24 OFF
Cabbage (Savoy) -2 to 0 +28 to +32 90 20 120 OFF
Cabbage (White) 0 +32 90 20 200 OFF
Carrots 0 +32 90 20 180 OFF
Cauliflowers 0 +32 90 20 20 – 30 OFF
Celeriac 0 +32 90 0 160 OFF
Celery 0 +32 90 20 28 OFF
Chicory 0 +32 90 15 24 OFF
Chili +8 to +10 +46 to +50 90 20 14 – 21 OFF
Courgette (Zucchini) +7 to +10 +45 to +50 90 0 14 – 21 OFF
Cucumbers +13 +55 90 15 10 OFF
Endives/Escaroles 0 +32 90 20 14 OFF
Fennels 0 +32 90 0 14 – 28 OFF
Garlic 0 +32 70 15 180 ON
Ginger +13 +55 75 15 30 – 90 ON
Horse Radishes -1 to 0 +30 to +32 90 0 300 – 360 OFF
Leeks -1 to 0 +30 to +32 90 15 40 OFF
Lettuce (Butterhead) 0 to +1 +32 to +33 90 20 12 OFF
Lettuce (Iceberg) 0 +32 90 20 14 OFF
Okra / Lady Finger / Gombo +8 to +10 +46 to +50 90 0 7 – 10 OFF
Onions (Dry) 0 to +4 +32 to +39 75 15 270 ON
Pak Chois 0 +32 90 0 30 – 40 OFF
Parsnips 0 +32 90 0 60 – 180 OFF
Pees 0 +32 90 0 7 OFF
Peppers (Capsicum) +7 to +10 +45 to +50 90 15 14 OFF
Potatoes +4 to +6 +39 to +43 90 15 240 OFF
Potatoes (Sweet) +12 to +16 +54 to +61 80 0 90 – 180 OFF
Pumpkins +7 to +10 +45 to +50 75 – 85 0 60 – 90 OFF
Radishes 0 +32 90 15 5 – 14 OFF
Red Beet / Beet Root +3 to +4 +37 to +39 90 0 180 OFF
Rhubarb 0 to +4 +32 to +39 90 0 20 OFF
Rooted Turnip 0 +32 90 0 120 – 180 OFF
Scorzonera 0 +32 90 0 120 OFF
Sugar Peas 0 +32 90 15 7 – 14 OFF
Sweet Corn 0 +32 90 15 4 – 8 OFF
Taro +11 to +13 +52 to +55 90 0 150 OFF
Tomatoes (Treetomato-Tamarillo) +3 to +8 +37 to +46 90 30 21 OFF
Tomatoes (Depending On Variety) +8 to +12 +46 to +54 80 30 14 ON
Tomatoes (Long Life-Daniella) +6 to +10 +43 to +50 65 15 35 ON
Turnips 0 to +4 +32 to +39 90 0 10 – 14 OFF
Yams +16 to +20 +54 to +68 65 0 50 – 120 ON
Dairy, Fish, Meat & Other Commodities
Commodity Recommended Temperature Recommended Temperature
°C °F
Butter 0 to +2 +32 to +35
Butter (Frozen) -20 or Colder -4 or Colder
Cheese 0 to +4 +32 to +39
Cheese (Fresh) 0 to +2 +32 to +35
Ice Cream -26 or Colder -15 or Colder
Milk (Cultured Products) 0 +32
Fish (Chilled) -1 to 0 +30 to +32
Fish (Deep Frozen) -20 or Colder -4 or Colder
Fish Products (Lightly Preserved) +1 +34
Fish Products (Semi Preserved) +2 +35
Shellfish (Deep Frozen) -20 or Colder -4 or Colder
Meat (Deep Frozen) -20 or Colder -4 or Colder
Meat (Fresh Chilled) -1 to 0 +30 to +32
Meat (Manufactured) -1 +30
Meat Products (Chilled) -2 +28
Poultry (Chilled) -1 +30
Poultry (Deep Frozen) -20 or Colder -4 or Colder
Chocolate +10 to +18 +50 to +65
Eggs -2 +28
Individually Quick Frozen Products (IQF) -20 or Colder -4 or Colder
Juice and Concentrate (Deep Frozen) -20 or Colder -4 or Colder
Margarine 0 to +3 +32 to +37
Vegetables (Deep Frozen) -20 or Colder -4 or Colder
All Other Frozen Foodstuff -20 or Colder -4 or Colder

Frozen and non-respiring products do not require fresh air exchange. Please contact the Customer Service Team if any specific settings are required.

Remarks:

  1. All data in this table should only be used as guideline and recommendation for cargo Transported in refrigerated containers. The temperature and shelf life levels stated are related to the variety, level of maturity and place of origin of the product.
  2. The data in this table should not affect the legal relationship or liability of Emirates Shipping (HK) Limited with or to any third party and neither shall such third party be entitled to rely upon.
  3. Emirates Shipping (HK) Limited have no liability for technical nor any consequent damaged resulting from or arising out of the use of the above data.