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Mobile cold storage extends fruit preservation period and helps farmers increase income and become rich

July 7, 2022

Recently, the 2022 Litchi Cultural Tourism Festival in Lingshan County, Guangxi was grandly opened in Sanke Agricultural Mall. Under the strategic cooperation framework between CIMC Group and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Supply and Marketing Association, CIMC Cold Chain Development Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "CIMC Cold Chain") and Guangxi Supply and Marketing E-Commerce Co., Ltd. The equipment technology extends the fresh-keeping period of lychees, helps Lingshan County lychees to enter a broader market, further launches the "Lingshan Litchi" brand, and helps farmers increase their income and become rich.

 

"The most important thing to keep litchi fresh is pre-cooling." The relevant person in charge of CIMC Refrigeration introduced that pre-cooling refers to the operation of quickly reducing agricultural products to the specified temperature after harvesting. Rapid pre-cooling is the first and most important part of the cold chain. "If it is directly put into the CIMC mobile cold storage for pre-cooling treatment, as long as the cooling capacity of the refrigerator is large enough, the lychee can be pre-cooled to 5°C in one hour, and the temperature in the box can be reduced to 2°C in two hours. The optimal storage temperature of lychees greatly saves the time for pre-cooling and cooling.” The person in charge said that the pre-cooling principle of mobile cold storage is to cool down through pressure difference, and lychees pre-cooled by CIMC mobile cold storage can be better than traditional pre-cooling methods. The shelf life below is extended by 5 to 10 days.

 

It is understood that CIMC mobile cold storage is also called combined cold storage and mobile cold storage. It is widely used in the freezing and refrigeration of various items such as fresh agricultural products and food. It is based on refrigerated containers, which effectively weakens the disadvantages of traditional cold storage and makes agricultural products more convenient in the process of freezing and fresh-keeping. According to incomplete statistics, the use of mobile cold storage technology can effectively reduce the rot loss of 5% to 10% during the circulation of fruits and vegetables.

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The litchi mobile cold storage solution customized by CIMC for Guangxi Supply and Marketing is a good start for the two sides to complement each other's advantages and create a new future of mutual benefit and win-win results. According to the relevant person in charge of CIMC Refrigeration, "a similar cooperation model has been implemented in Guangdong Province, which is adjacent to Guangxi." In 2021, CIMC Refrigeration and Tianye Cold Chain, a subsidiary of Guangdong New Supply and Marketing Cooperative, will cooperate with Guangdong Tiantou Refrigeration Co., Ltd. The chain system has built dozens of mobile cold storage locations, including the pre-cooling of local lychees.