Building has begun on Hapag-Lloyd's record-breaking 13,420 new reefers
HAMBURG-HEADQUARTERED Hapag-Lloyd has placed a record order for 13,420 refrigerated containers and production of 970 TEU containers and 12,450 FEU containers has begun
HAMBURG-HEADQUARTERED Hapag-Lloyd has placed a record order for 13,420 refrigerated containers and production of 970 TEU containers and 12,450 FEU containers has begun.
Delivery of the reefers, which have traditionally been white as opposed to Hapag-Lloyd's orange standard containers, is set for November 2019 - or right in time for reefer season, as that is when harvest season begins in countries in the southern hemisphere.
'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', Niklas Ohling, senior director Container Steering at Hapag-Lloyd, said.
The container line said the production of the reefer containers will also be the starting signal for the fleet-wide equipping of reefers with the latest IoT monitoring technology known as Hapag-Lloyd LIVE. It will offer real-time GPS positioning, information on the temperature inside the container, and systems for notifications and alarm management, among other features.
'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,' Mr Ohling added.