Claremont Farm in Juliasdale, Zimbabwe,forms part of the Ariston Holdings Group. Ariston Holdings through its various investments produces apples, stone fruit, flowers, tea, coffee and macadamia nuts. Claremont specifically produces pome and stone fruits. Farmers spend a large amount of time, money and energy in producing a premium crop which is often lost during poor post-harvest practices. Understanding the different stages of the cold chain, can maintain the premium quality of produce while utilizing an ocean freight programme with extended transit times.