Think there’s a
more cost-effective way to transport bananas?
must be bananas.
The corrugated industry ran multiple case studies to compare the system costs of transporting various fresh produce commodities in corrugated vs. reusable plastic containers (RPCs). Studies compared costs for transporting onions, strawberries, tomatoes, apples, broccoli, citrus, grapes and watermelon.
Every study showed that corrugated is the more economical choice. It provides the greatest cube efficiency, and its light weight allows a truckload to cube out before it weighs out – meaning that every available inch of space is optimally utilized, minimizing freight and handling costs with fewer trucks, less fuel, and lower emissions. Click here for more details on the case studies and the Full Disclosure modeling tool used to analyze costs.