Chiquita Expands Fleet With Two of its Biggest Vessels to Date; Carlos Lopez Flores Shares
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - A monumental occasion is being celebrated for Chiquita, as the banana brand recently held an inauguration event to welcome two new ships to its fleet. The two new vessels, The Explorer and The Voyager, are the biggest ships that Chiquita has owned to date.
“Chiquita is proud to be a leader in maritime sustainability, and we were honored to celebrate and welcome the ships to our fleet with our esteemed retailer partners and valued customers by our side,” said Carlos Lopez Flores, President of Chiquita Brands. “Our commitment to renewable resources extends to our entire fleet, with these ships setting a precedent for eco-friendly maritime practices.”
The Explorer and The Voyager will operate in alignment with Chiquita’s broader sustainability efforts and emphasize the company’s commitment to reducing waste and resource consumption within the maritime industry, a press release explained. The two new vessels are also a symbol of the brand’s dedication to eco-conscious practices and environmental stewardship.
To celebrate the welcoming of these new vessels, Chiquita hosted an inaugural event, inviting retailers and customers to an insightful tour of one of the vessels, accompanied by lunch at the port and other activities. Attendees took to the Port of Wilmington in Delaware to tour The Explorer, in addition to participating in a discussion about Chiquita’s sustainable operations and exploring the inside of the company’s shipping containers.
As the press release further highlighted, The Explorer and The Voyager will significantly enhance the company’s shipping capabilities, allowing them to deliver high-quality produce to even more consumers worldwide while following the highest sustainability standards.
Congrats to Chiquita on this exciting transportation milestone!