Hapag-Lloyd Places Record Order Of 13420 New Reefers
Hapag-Lloyd has placed a record order for “reefers”, which is the refrigerated container. Already the production of 970 20-foot containers and 12,450 40-foot containers is scheduled to start as soon as possible in July.
The delivery of traditional white refrigerated container has been opposed by Hapag-Lloyd’s orange standard containers, is set for November 2019 which is the right time for reefer season, because this time is the harvest season for 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”, explains Niklas Ohling, Senior Director Container Steering at Hapag-Lloyd. 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.
The resulting customer products will be marketed under the name Hapag-Lloyd LIVE. The product features of Hapag-Lloyd LIVE will be gradually made available to customers as the installation of the equipment proceeds and 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 modernization 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,” Ohling adds.