The maritime transport of fresh produce grew faster than the overall world seaborne trade of dry cargoes of all kinds in 2016, a market share of 4.3 percent.
Shipping analyst Dynamar issued its latest reefer analysis highlighting that the seaborne transport of fresh produce in both conventional reefer ships and refrigerated boxes reached an estimated 108.5 million tons in 2016. This equals some 16,900 laden conventional reefer ships of 500,000 cubic feet average or 3.65 million filled 40-foot-high cube reefer containers.
The conventional reefer sector went through difficult years, but compared to containers, it seems to have arrived into calmer waters when it comes to mergers and takeovers, says Dynamar.
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