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Reefer containers unable to be offloaded in Xingang

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-23 Mon 15:23
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MSC has published a letter to its customer, stating that test procedures related to import reefer cargo has slowed down the operations in the port of Xingang, China. Below is the letter in full. "Dear Customer, The COVID test procedures related to import reefer cargo are slowing down the operations in…

Reefer rates out of Europe take a hike

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-23 Mon 15:20
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European reefer rates are seeing upward pressure with some major lines announcing significant increases, for reefer cargo in particular, but also for standard freight containers too.

CMA CGM has unveiled the largest peak season surcharge (PSS) of US$600 per reefer box from North Europe, Baltic, Scandinavia and Poland to Middle East Gulf, Red Sea, India and Pakistan, effective from 1 December.

On the same date, Hapag-Lloyd will apply a PSS of US$200/reefer container from Spain, Italy and Morocco to Canada and the US on its Mediterranean Canada Service (MCA) service.

Additionally, the German carrier has also announced an increased ocean tariff rate for all cargoes in 20’ and 40’ standard containers on the east bound trade from Spain and Italy to East Asia.

Valid for sailings commencing on 1 December onwards and until further notice, Hapag-Lloyd’s rates from Spain and Italy to East Asia will be:

In the meantime, the French shipping group will implement another PSS on 3 December. This surcharge will apply for all cargo types (except out of gauge) from Italy to Central America East & West Coasts, Mexico West Coast, the Caribbean & Winwards (Puerto Rico & Cuba excluded) and will be €50 (US$60)/20' | €75 (US$90)/40'.

Carrier Transicold launches autonomous electric refrigeration system

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-19 Mon 12:24
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Carrier Transicold has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing emissions, improving sustainability and increasing efficiency across the refrigerated transport sector with the launch of the first fully autonomous, all-electric engineless refrigerated trailer system, the Vector® eCool™. Carrier Transicold is…

Maersk Container Industry celebrates 25 years of refrigerated evolution

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-09 Fri 13:28
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25 years ago, Maersk Container Industry (MCI) introduced the company’s first refrigerated container, paving the way for two and a half decades of transportation of perishable goods across the world in a more efficient and environmentally friendly way than ever before. Today, MCI not only focuses on the…

Reducing claims through improved cold air flow within a reefer container

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-02 Wed 11:11
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In refrigerated containers the chilled air often short circuits, not keeping the fresh produce at the desired temperature. “Cold air is lazy, it takes the path of least resistance,” explains Barry Hugo, managing director at Dunlash South Africa and Refrigerated Air Flow Technologies (RAFT).  This challenge…

Reducing claims through improved cold air flow within a reefer container

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-28 Fri 09:24
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In refrigerated containers the chilled air often short circuits, not keeping the fresh produce at the desired temperature. “Cold air is lazy, it takes the path of least resistance,” explains Barry Hugo, managing director at Dunlash South Africa and Refrigerated Air Flow Technologies (RAFT).  This challenge…

Reefer shipping to outpace dry cargo trade despite container shortages

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-24 Mon 09:43
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Growth in seaborne perishable cargo slowed in 2019 but is forecast to better weather the COVID-19 induced economic storm than the dry cargo trade given the broader resilience of the food supply chain. Meanwhile, availability of refrigerated container equipment is forecast to tighten as buoyant trade and…

'We will continue to focus on sustainable refrigerated logistics'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-19 Wed 10:25
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For over 40 years ,TBV Kühlfahrzeuge LLC has been an established manufacturer and dealer of refrigerated transport units for the food industry. The main sales area has always been southern Germany, but thanks to an extensive network of national and international partners, the innovative solutions are now…

What does the future hold for reefer shipping and the cold chain?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-21 Tue 09:17
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Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain, the transportation of perishable goods is set to grow in 2020 as plant-based diets become popular, demand for high vitamin products increases and the Chinese meat market picks up. Considering this, refrigerated (reefer) shipping could become one of the…

Container cooling solution expands presence in Latin America

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-10 Fri 11:01
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Cooling systems inside shipping containers are vital for keeping produce fresh during their journey across the world but often the cold air isn’t distributed evenly, which can lead to the creation of hot spots inside the containers. Ronald Hagenstein, Otflow® CEO, explains: “These hot spots increase the…

'Potatoes and onions on reefer ships to West Africa; the container shipping companies...'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-03 Fri 12:10
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Reefer containers are gradually replacing refrigerated vessels in maritime transportation. It seems almost to be law; something everyone just knows. Yet, there’s an exception to the rule. Twenty years ago, Joris Bakker started a charter service. In the years to come, it quietly stole away a considerable…

Renewed reefer optimism or short-term spike?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-03 Fri 12:09
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At the end of 2019, it appeared as though a storm was brewing for the conventional reefer market; little did the market know that a storm was brewing for the entire shipping industry. While rumours and a limited amount of news stories were circulating in China in regards to the Sars-Cov 2 virus, few…

ZIM and Maersk Container Industry grow their business collaboration

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-30 Tue 08:13
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ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has expanded its reefer fleet with an additional 500 Star Cool reefers, this time upgraded with Controlled Atmosphere (CA), supporting ZIM’s growth in new markets for perishable cargo. This is the fourth consecutive order from ZIM for Maersk Container Industry and it…

Port of Antwerp - Exceptional growth in reefer segment

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-25 Thu 09:50
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Despite the difficult conditions following COVID-19, the Port of Antwerp achieved very strong growth in the volume of reefer containers for perishables during the first quarter. The exceptional volumes are the result of the port's growing role in the reefer market and increased demand for healthy food…