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.

China International Marine Containers (CIMC) sank to a loss in the first nine months of 2016 despite managing a profit during the third quarter, due mainly to provision made to a botched acquisition deal.

China ports giant Cosco Shipping Ports continues on its overseas expansion track with the purchase of a 40% stake in APM Terminals' Vado Holdings, which operates the Vado Reefer Terminal at Vado Port in Italy, for EUR53m ($58.3m).

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