Hapag-Lloyd has promised to make investments to maintain and expand its container fleet by ordering a total of 7,700 refrigerated containers, or reefers, of “the latest generation.”
The order from the shipping line is for 7,000 40-foot and 700 20-foot units, with 1,000 of the new containers equipped with “controlled atmosphere” technology, which slows down the ripening of fruits and vegetables. This transportation process allows perishable goods to travel for longer periods of time while keeping a consistent quality.
Anthony J. Firmin, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Hapag-Lloyd, says, “With these new orders, we are further expanding our position (in the reefer market) and investing in an efficient and modern fleet, as well as in the expansion of our most recent product, ‘ExtraFresh Plus,’ in order to meet the needs of our customers worldwide.”
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