Mainly, the delivery of the containers is set for November 2019.
In the beginning it will be fruits and vegetables, as blueberries, cherries and avocados from Chile, Peru and elsewhere – but also fish and meat that will be making their way to consumers in these containers. Hapag-Lloyd reefers are also used worldwide to transport goods that are sensitive to high temperatures, such as pharmaceuticals and blood plasma.
Niklas Ohling, Senior Director Container Steering at Hapag-Lloyd addressed that the new order will enable the company to expand its transport capacities for their 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.
... Mr Ohling added.
Moreover, the production of the reefer containers will also the key turn for the fleet-wide equipping of reefers with the latest IoT monitoring technology.
In addition, the resulting customer products will be marketed under the 'Hapag Lloyd LIVE' name; They will be gradually made available to customers and will offer real-time GPS positioning, information on the temperature inside the container and systems for notifications and alarm management.
Mr Ohling concluded
In recent years, we have continuously invested in the expansion and modernisation of the reefer fleet. We have consolidated our leading position in this market segment and can offer our customers outstanding quality in the transport of temperature-sensitive goods on all trades routes