The German container line has ordered 970 20-foot containers and 12,450 40-foot reefer containers with delivery scheduled for November this year when fruit and vegetables in countries such Chile and Peru are in season for export.
“With this new order, we will be expanding our transport capacities for our customers. They will now have at their disposal over 100,000 state-of-the-art refrigerated containers with a total capacity of 210,000 teu, some of which will be equipped with the latest Controlled Atmosphere technology, which slows the ripening process during transport, thereby extending the shelf life of fruit and vegetables,” explains Niklas Ohling, senior director container steering at Hapag-Lloyd.
The containers will be equipped with the latest IoT monitoring technology, which Hapag-Lloyd plans to fit fleet wide to its reefer boxes.
“In recent years, we have continuously invested in the expansion and modernisation of the reefer fleet,” Ohling adds.