Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd (ONE) has announced the launch of the world's first dual-temperature refrigerated container trial equipped with Controlled Atmosphere (CA) functions in collaboration with Pan Pacific International Holdings Inc. (PPIH) and NAX Japan.
In a statement, ONE said it is the world's first use of marine transportation of the dual-temperature refrigerated container equipped with CA functions that will transport various types of perishable goods and fruits from Japan to overseas stores of "Don Quijote," the largest Japanese discount store chain operated by PPIH.
In addition to transporting two different temperature zone commodities, the container also has CA functions, which prolong the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.
ONE said it will also create a more efficient way to transport cargo in small quantities and reduce inventory risks, ultimately reducing cost, CO2 emissions and food loss.
The reefer unit could support temperatures from -30°C to +30°C.
"By utilizing the dual-temperature refrigerated CA container, ONE, PPIH, and NAX Japan strive to enhance container loading efficiency by transporting smaller quantities of a more diverse range of perishable commodities in a single container," ONE said.
It added that this approach not only aims to reduce overall transportation costs but also maintains the freshness and quality of goods throughout the shipment.
"ONE, PPIH, and NAX Japan will continue this trial shipment to contribute to more stable exports of Japanese agricultural products and their global promotion," the carrier added.