Fresh Fish Shippers Breathe Easy
The world’s only approved airfreight oxygen delivery system will revolutionize live seafood transportation throughout continental Europe and the UK through an agreement between FloatPac, the owner of FishPac live seafood oxygen transport systems, and LipFish AS, based in Troms, Norway.
Lipfish currently has its first 42 units on the water for delivery to Norway, with two units shipped immediately for trials and demonstration purposes. An additional 300 to 500 FishPac bins are expected to be sold into Europe within the next two years.
"We have worked closely with FishPac to develop sensoring technology for our bins, which will allow us to see what’s happening inside every bin in real time," says Robert Robertson, owner of Lipfish. "The sensors collect data and send it back to the cloud in three-minute increments.
"This data can then be accessed by all parties in the supply chain for a clear understanding of what has happened during transport and—in the unlikely event of something going wrong—we will be able to pinpoint this problem quickly and fix it," he adds.
Since the patented, Australian-made FishPacô system launched in 2000, it has moved more than 250,000 bins/totes between Australia, Indonesia, Maldives, Japan, Canada, the United States, Asia, Iceland, and Belgium. Each tote contained up to 500 kilograms of live fish and marine life.