Citrus growers welcome world’s largest reefer vessel

Last week (May 14) marked a major milestone for the Port of Durban with the arrival of the world’s largest specialised reefer vessel, the Cool Eagle, which will help meet the capacity demands of South Africa’s increasing citrus exports.

The Citrus Growers’ Association of South Africa (CGA) will be on hand to welcome the vessel which is a first-time caller at South Africa’s ports.

Growers are expected to export a record-breaking 163-million cartons of citrus during the 2021 export season, translating into more job opportunities and foreign exchange revenue and contributing to national government’s goal of increased agricultural exports over the next few years.

A delegation from the CGA will visit the Durban port on Friday morning to meet the master and crew and take a tour of the vessel.

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