Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 13,420 new reefer containers for delivery in time for the harvest season in the southern hemisphere.

The APL Chu Lai Express (CHX) service will depart today, Monday for China with the first reefer shipment of bananas from the Chu Lai Tam Hiep Port in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Nam.

The need for speed and efficient handling is critical in the reefer trade and digitisation is set to play an increasingly important role.

In line with Asia Fruit Logistica 2018 in Hong Kong, CMA CGMhas launched its CLIMACTIVE solution, which it claims is the most advanced technology for the transportation of highly sensitive fruits and vegetables by active controlled atmosphere.

Reefer container freight rates will go up by as soon as the second half of 2019, ONE ceo Jeremy Nixon said at the 4th Cool Logistics Asia in Hong Kong.

Ocean Network Express (ONE) is gearing up for the high season, investing in its reefer business segment with a new order of 14,000 state of the art, advanced generation refrigerated containers, comprising 13,000 feu and 1,000 teu. 

Global ocean shipping e-commerce portal, information and service provider INTTRA is once again at the forefront of the digitisation wave, putting up a white paper highlighting the effects it will have on the industry.

CMA CGM and reefer specialist Seatrade are launching an alliance linking the Europe, the Americas, Pacific Islands and Australasia.

Maersk Line will launch a Remote Container Management (RCM) solution for customers shipping refrigerated cargo to provide visibility of a reefer container’s location and atmospheric conditions inside throughout its voyage.

Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has ordered 4,700 additional new 40-foot refrigerated containers, including 600 Controlled Atmosphere (CA) containers.

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