For many years, experts have agreed: dry and refrigerated transport extends the shelf life of fresh flowers. 'Transport by water' is unwise, unnecessary and undesirable. Not only does water ensure that flowers fully bloom during transport (why would we want that?), it is also an important nutrient for many fungi and bacteria. Another major disadvantage: water takes up about 60% of the total transport volume. Dry transport therefore causes an enormous reduction in the total number of transport movements in the sector.