Posted on April 7, 2017

Vacancy International Claims Coordinator

HDG | the fruit consultants is a well-respected survey and inspection company, with a global reach. Since 1981 we are partners of the fruit- as well as the insurance industry. HDG in association with network partners provide a specialist worldwide service for handling transportation and storage claims. We have offices in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and China. 

Due to constant growth of our organization a new exciting opportunity has arisen for an:

International Claims Coordinator 

in our department International Claims. The successful applicant will manage and control the new and existing claims of our principals; the international underwriters of perishable cargo.

Read more about the vacancy of International Claims Coordinator or contact us.  

Posted on April 5, 2017

HDG develops analysis tool to test waxed mangoes

HDG the fruit consultants has developed an unique and user friendly analysis tool to test waxed mangoes. The developed test is a result of a specific client case, where the question to use or not to use a particular wax on their mangoes came to light. 
We tested both a natural and waxed mango under water by filling it with air and compared the results.

Testing a natural mango:


Testing a waxed mango: 

The pressurized air in a non treated mango escapes via the lenticels. In the waxed mango the air couldn't escape because the wax closed most of the lenticels. The result of an application with the wrong wax resulted in suffocation of the inner tissue of mango, which is proven by the HDG the fruit consultants developed ethanol test. 


Posted on February 14, 2017

Rob Boogmans wins First Prize at The Reefer Quiz

Rob Boogmans wins The Reefer Quiz at the Maersk Line Marine Surveyor Seminar Berlin 2017. First Prize is a Maersk E-Class Lego Vessel. Congratulations, Rob!