Maersk Line has ordered 14,800 additional refrigerated containers, to be delivered in 2017.
According to Maersk, which already has a reefer fleet of more than 270,000 containers, some of the new ones will be used as replacements while the rest will be used for expansion.
“We continue to invest and modernize our reefer fleet to include the latest technologies in supply chain visibility and cargo care,” said Shereen Zarkani, head of reefer management at Maersk Line. “With the new equipment we will offer even stronger products across the reefer portfolio – enhancing transparency and care to our customers’ perishable products across Maersk Line’s extensive network.”
The new reefers will offer enhanced data visibility and care to customers.
The investment will lower the average age of the line’s reefer fleet to 7.9 years, according to Maersk.