What is OTFLOW?

Upgrade your fruit shipping with this new innovation.

Watch our 2 minute animation and learn what OTFLOW can do for your business.

Made to keep fruit cool

There are 3 factors that impact your fruit temperature during shipping

1. Ambient temperature

Most fruit we consume are actually grown on the other side of the planet. To get to our local supermarket the freighters have to cross zones with high ambient temperatures.

Temperatures can reach up to 35 degrees celsius near the equator, the cooling unit of the reefer work hard to keep te temperatures steady throughout the entire container.

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Containers and reefers below deck of a container ship

2. Below deck

Chances are that a reefer unit is stowed below deck. Temperatures here are often much higher than above deck because of a low air circulation. Keep in mind that cooling units from neighbouring reefers add additional heat to the equation.

Reefers are often stowed below deck, having to many reefers on top is troubling for the centre of gravity of a ship since they are often the heaviest containers.

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3. Made for boxes

Reefer units are actually made to ship boxes. A T-bar floor that is covered with carton boxes will have good air pressure throughout the container. Since fruit is being transported mostly on pallets, the air pressure get's lost, making it hard to provide enough pressure of (cold) air to reach all corners of the container.

By placing OTFLOW on the floor of the reefer unit we create the optimal flow of air inside the container. Using the effect that carton boxes have to cover the T-bars, we created the optimal shape to distribute the cold air.

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Control shipping temperatures

Developed with University of Wageningen to keep your fruit cool.

OTFLOW acts as a ceiling for the cold air making sure the air is distributed evenly throughout the container. With this improved air flow, the respiration rate of fruit is reduced. Meaning less claims and financial losses and fruit that lasts longer.

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It's Quick and Easy

Watch our 2 minute animation and discover the ease of placing OTFLOW. It does not affect the loading time at all.

For homogeneous fruit

OTFLOW makes sure the air is being well distributed in the container, providing the same fruit quality from front to back.

100% Recycled material

OTFLOW is made from 100% recycled and FSC Certified paper and cartboard layers. It is strong and water proof too!

Maximize cooling efficiency

Reduce temperature differences inside containers with OTFLOW®

Airflow - standard

The cold air from the cooling unit is not being distributed to all corners of the container. This creates hot spots that increase the respiration rate of the fruit.

Airflow - with OTFLOW®

With OTFLOW installed underneath the pallets the cold air reaches all corners, eliminating all hot spots that can harm the precious cargo during transport.

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Frequently asked questions

Still have questions? Let us know via sales@otflow.com

How do I install OTFLOW?

To have a good understanding on how OTFLOW should be placed inside a 40" container we refer to our instruction animation. Watch the animation here.

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How many OTFLOW are inside 1 box?

You can choose from the following OTFLOW boxes:
- 20x OTFLOW 
- 45x OTFLOW
- 110x OTFLOW (5% discount)
- 550x OTFLOW (10% discount)

When placing an order it is always possible to request a custom amount of OTFLOW. Please contact sales@otflow.com

What are the shipping costs?

The (estimated) shipping costs outside EU are:
- 20x OTFLOW (120 Kg.) = 400 EUR - 460 USD
- 45x OTFLOW (260 Kg.) = 500 EUR - 580 USD
- 110x OTFLOW (650 Kg.) = Free shipping
- 550x OTFLOW (650 Kg. x 5) = Free shipping

We calculate the additional shipping costs per quotation. When you order 100 or more shipping is always free.

Why should I use OTFLOW for my fruit shipments?

Our product is being used by a broad client base, ranging from growers, exporters, importers to freight forwarders. Every type of customer has their own benefits from using OTFLOW®.

Find out what benefit suits your fruit business:
- Reduce your claim rate (have less financial losses)
- Provide fresher fruit than your competition
- Innovate and improve your business
- Have your fruit last longer inside supermarkets
- Help to reduce fruit waste on a global scale
- Provide better logistics services than your competition
- Participate in an eco-friendly movement

To get started with OTFLOW, contact sales@otflow.com

What problem does OTFLOW solve?

OTFLOW acts as a ceiling for the cold air making sure the air is distributed evenly throughout the container. With this improved air flow, the respiration rate of fruit is reduced. Meaning less claims and financial losses and fruit that lasts longer.

OTFLOW is for growers, exporters, importers, logistics operators and freight forwarders.

What are the technical specifications of OTFLOW?

pinepple pallets with otflow underneath inside a reefer container for shipping
Material Paper / Carton
Coating Water resistant eco friendly wax coating
Weight 5,4 Kg. per OTFLOW
Dimensions 1120 x 210 Cm (for 40" containers only)
HS Code 4810929000
Certification FSC Certified, 100% recyclable material
Water resistant Yes
Lifespan Single use only

What fruit types and shipments should use OTFLOW?

Different kind of fruit together, some are sliced

OTFLOW is made to reduce temperature differences for fruit transport in 40" refrigurated containers. The fruit must be placed on pallets (it does not work for boxes of fruit without pallets).

Fruit should always be pre-cooled before loading inside the container.

OTFLOW works best for citrus, grapes, kiwis, pineapples, blueberries, cherries, apples, oranges, stonefruit, plums, pears, melon and much more.

Not sure if OTFLOW works for your shipments? Ask us via ronald@otflow.com.

Can I try it before I buy it?

OTFLOW has been scientifically tested by Wageningen Biobased Research Facility and has been proven to reduce the temperature difference by 30% during shipments.

We are confident that you will experience good results, but we also understand you want to try it our first. Contact our team via sales@otflow.com to get you started for a test.

About us

OTFLOW BV is a Rotterdam-based company with a passion to reduce fruit waste on a global scale and making sure more fruit reaches the shelfs of the supermarket.

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Data-driven solution

In 2016, the University of Wageningen performed several tests to prove once and for all what works best to improve the airflow inside containers. 

THE RESEARCH

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