Our reusable packaging solutions for fish and seafood

Suitable for all types of automated systems, IFCO Fish Crates are specifically designed to carry chilled and frozen fish and seafood from ship to Point of Sale (POS).

Suitable for automated systems, IFCO Fish Crates are specifically designed to carry chilled and frozen fish and seafood from ship to Point of Sale (POS).

The sustainable choice: Caja Pescado

Convenient, sustainable and functional: that is what our innovative fish crates are. From catch to retail sale, they guarantee absolute freshness of the goods throughout. IFCO’s Caja Pescado is cost-efficient and environmentally friendly at the same time. Benefit from well thought-out features such as easy stacking, compatibility with all types of automated processing systems and our SmartCycle™ system.

The advantages

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Fish and seafood crates that are suitable for automation

Like all IFCO RPCs, the fish crate is suitable for automation processes. The technical features of the RPC offer several logistical advantages compared to traditional packaging solutions; not only does it enable a higher filling capacity and a higher number of RPCs per pallet, the very stable design also ensures better product protection and longer store life. Not to forget the labor and ecological aspects that RPCs offer. The standardized ergonomic RPC for fish and seafood permits easy handling and therefore better working conditions for logistics personnel, and the environment is protected thanks to less packaging material being wasted, less energy consumption and less decay of merchandise.

The IFCO SmartCycle – A system that works perfectly!

From catch to transport to sale and back to the catch. With IFCO’s Caja Pescado not only the catch of fish is sustainable, but also its transport to the point of sale. Let us show you how.

The IFCO SmartCycle is a well-established example of a circular economy model that is applied to create a more sustainable supply chain and to maximize its efficiency: products are kept at their highest utility and value at all times. Our Reusable Packaging Containers (RPCs) are shared amongst many parties to maximize use and IFCO manages their pooling process. We were the pioneers to develop an outsourced RPC pooling system for fresh products back in 1992, and we have been constantly developing this business ever since.

Packaging solutions for fish and seafood 

Caja Pescado

  • The most efficient way to sell fresh fish and seafood
  • Designed to meet high hygiene standards and prevent cross contamination
  • Optimized for chilled and frozen seafood products

Chile Series

  • Una manera rentable de transportar sus productos de manera segura
  • El sistema de agrupamiento hace que no sea necesario invertir capital en los RPC
  • No se requiere espacio de almacenamiento para los RPC no usados

4 reasons to choose IFCO RPCs for fish and seafood

Product-specific design

IFCO Fish Crates are designed to carry product throughout the supply chain, from fishing vessel to point of sale. Ideal for fish packed in ice, both before and after processing, they are tough and durable, and able to withstand onboard storage conditions. They are available in three designs, with or without drainage channels; those with the drainage system convey liquids away perfectly.

Efficient handling

Made in three sizes compatible with each other, our Fish Crates have interlocking features that stop the top tray from sliding when stacked.

Clean and hygienic

Designed to meet high hygiene requirements and prevent cross-contamination, IFCO Fish Crates are cleaned in a process that includes washing, disinfecting and thorough drying. Our SmartGuardian technology monitors every step, ensuring each stage meets exacting standards, and independent auditors complete further checks.

More sustainable

IFCO RPCs are reusable, ultimately recyclable and using them for fish and seafood eliminates the environmental harm caused by the recovery of expanded polystyrene (EPS) from disposable packaging. Overall, IFCO RPCs produce up to 60% less CO2and 86% less solid waste; they also use 64% less energy and 80% less water than single-use packaging.

Discover our other reusable packaging solutions  

IFCO’s retail-ready transport packaging solutions enable producers to optimize space, improve temperature control and protect quality into the retail distribution center. In addition, retailers can optimize distribution and merchandising, lower costs, preserve product quality and lower environmental impact. With customers in over 50 countries and with more RPCs in circulation worldwide than any other supplier, IFCO can supply whatever your business demands.  

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