“Fruiterita” bananas

Oceanic established the “Fruiterita” label and began the regular shipment of top quality bananas from Ecuador and Mexico to the Near and Middle East.

The bananas are inspected before loading by our own Quality Control personnel together with independent inspectors, and analysed for residue.

Depending on the size of the ship, between 100,000 and 200,000 19-kg (net) boxes of bananas are shipped to the Near East via Tartous/Syria every 2 ­ 3 weeks. The average journey time is 20 days.

The bananas are harvested and shipped while still green (unripe), and are put in ripening chambers in the port of arrival to ripen.