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Japan uses speedboats to deliver fresh seafood

Shinkansen – a high-speed train system in Japan – with an average speed of 320 km / h has been used to test daily deliveries of fresh shrimp from Niigata to Tokyo. In the past, the transportation of goods from these two locations took 2 days. Therefore, shortening the time to 8 hours will help fresh seafood better. Shrimp are caught around Sado Island at 10h 35 on 11/6. Within 10 minutes, shrimp are packed in two foam containers. After that, the crate is transported to Niigata train station by truck in 10 minutes. Containers are located in the middle of the train and leave the station 12h 35. Each train can contain 5 6 kgs. The train arrives at Tokyo Station at 14h 44. The entire seafood is loaded onto a truck to Shinagawa, Tokyo. These shrimp are sold by Sakana Bacca seafood store at 4pm. At this store, shrimp will be put on a sign that says “super fast shrimp”. “I want people to be amazed when the number of shrimp that should take two days is now shipped in eight hours,” said Tohru Yamamoto, CEO of Tokyo-based seafood company. Similar tests will be repeated many times in June. Goods will also be varied, including sea urchins from Iwate. The speedboat was previously tested to deliver fresh vegetables to Tokyo but this is the first time applied to seafood. High-speed trains are very suitable for transporting perishable products and need freshness. Therefore, seafood is the most suitable item for testing. If the high-speed train becomes part of a seafood logistics service, it will help improve the industry’s serious shortage of transport personnel in Japan. At the same time, traveling by high-speed train also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Besides, high-speed trains in Japan have reduced revenue. Utilizing empty carriages to transport seafood will help optimize operating costs.