Hapag-Lloyd's Manzanillo Express arrived in Hong Kong Port from Valparaiso, in Chile with a record number of 1,222 reefer containers onboard, which were discharged in Hong Kong. It was the highest number of Chilean cherry containers ever discharged in Hong Kong from a single vessel call. The Manzanillo Express is part of Hapag Lloyd's Cherry Express Service running from November to February from Chile to China.
Hapag-Lloyd's customers appreciate the hot box arrangement in Hong Kong, which allows customers to pick up the container immediately after it has been offloaded from the vessel. This service enables the cherry containers to be transported across the boundary and into consumer markets all over South China in only a few hours after landing in Hong Kong.
Top quality cherries from Chile are a popular gift in mainland China in the lead up to Chinese New Year.