Chiquita Fresh North America Recognizes C.R. England with Chiquita Green Transportation Excellence Award

Oct 18, 2012, 06:00 ET from C.R. England

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider and the nation's largest temperature-controlled carrier, has received the Chiquita® Green Transportation Excellence Award.  In addition to this award, C.R. England was also recognized as a Chiquita Express® partner with Ten Years of Dedicated Service. 

"We are very pleased to receive a sustainability award and years of service recognition from Chiquita Fresh North America," said Mike Bunnell, CSO, C.R. England.  "Both awards speak to some of our core values.  We strive to research and provide sustainable transportation solutions for our industry, and we are committed to creating successful long-term business relationships with our customers."

Chiquita Fresh North America L.L.C., a subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB), evaluates carriers on emissions data as reported by SmartWay. Each year, carriers are required to submit emissions data through a SmartWay tool.  Carriers are evaluated on the amount of greenhouse gas emissions they produce as well as what sustainability initiatives they have in place. 

"Each year we really look for carriers who go the extra mile with respect to sustainability initiatives," said Steve Lohman, North American Transportation Manager, Chiquita Fresh North America.  "We know most carriers use aerodynamic packages and other such initiatives, but C.R. England truly demonstrated taking the extra steps in sustainability with their TempStack intermodal expansion, driver training programs, vigorous testing of numerous technologies including testing of natural gas tractors and much more.  We are very pleased to have a carrier like C.R. England who holds sustainable transportation solutions so highly."

About C.R. England Founded in 1920, C.R. England, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah and is one of North America's largest transportation companies and the world's largest temperature-controlled carrier. C.R. England services include National, Mexico and Regional Truckload service in addition to Dedicated and Intermodal services. For more information, visit

About Chiquita Brands International, Inc. Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) is a leading international marketer and distributor of nutritious, high-quality fresh and value-added food products – from energy-rich bananas, blends of convenient green salads, other fruits to healthy snacking products.  The company markets its healthy, fresh products under the Chiquita® and Fresh Express® premium brands and other related trademarks.  With annual revenues of more than $3 billion, Chiquita employs more than 21,000 people and has operations in nearly 70 countries worldwide.  For more information, please visit our corporate web site at

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