MV Antwerp Trader Image: Pilot Frans / Shipspotting
From pineapples to avocados to bananas, fruit exporters can now take advantage of Maersk Line’s reliability and reefer expertise to access European markets with the knowledge that their products are in the very best hands. Using StarCare technology refrigerated containers, which are designed especially to carry bananas over longer distances (up to 45 days); Maersk Line is setting new standards within the containerized controlled atmosphere business.
The new service has a rotation of Turbo and Santa Marta (Colombia), Portsmouth (UK), Antwerp (Belgium), and Hamburg (Germany) and began its maiden voyage on January 8, 2016. The vessels operating on the route have a capacity of 2,500TEU.
Maersk Line is adding 30,000 new state-of-art containers in the reefer family. Shereen Zarkani, Global Head of Reefer Management, commented on the company’s strategy:
“We are upgrading our reefer fleet to help our customers deliver on their promises. When we pair our expertise and customer relationships with modern innovation, we can make a real difference in supply chains.”
Source: Maersk Line