Mandatory ‘pallet shipment’ of cabbage and carrots

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Published Apr 17, 2024

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The Seoul Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Corporation is set to implement mandatory pallet shipments for cabbages in November and for carrots in December, with an exemption for Jeju carrots, to enhance logistics efficiency at Seoul's Garak Market. This initiative, aimed at streamlining operations, will gradually extend to other produce, including cucumbers and tangerines by 2025 and 2027, respectively, with a goal for all items in the Vegetable and Fruit Buildings to be pallet-shipped by 2030. The transition is expected to be smooth, given the current high pallet shipment rates of 85% for cabbage and 90% for land carrots.
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Garak Market in Seoul is mandating pallet shipment for cabbage from November this year and carrots from December this year. The Seoul Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Corporation recently announced a plan to require pallet shipment in the second half of this year. The mandatory start date for carrot pellet shipment is when winter carrots are shipped in earnest. The corporation specified land carrots as items subject to mandatory pallet shipment and excluded Jeju carrots. Kang Seong-su, head of the logistics innovation team at the corporation, said, “After discussing with Jeju carrot producers for about a year, we concluded that it would be right to slowly implement mandatory palletization for Jeju carrots.” Since the Jeju region is a place where winter vegetables such as radishes and cabbage are shipped intensively, it may be very difficult to secure local vehicles and manpower if even carrots are shipped on pallets during this period. In fact, Yang Seong-jip, head of the Jeju ...
Source: Nongmin
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