Ocean freight provider expands refrigerated capacity
An ocean-cargo services provider, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (Haifa, Israel) has announced that it is expanding its fleet of refrigerated containers by 1,900 during the coming year, and is targeting ocean freight for life sciences as one of its markets. The aluminum and steel containers are double-height (40 ft) and can be provided with powered refrigeration units, sensors and dehumidification measures.
A pilot program with Teva Pharmaceuticals was successfully conducted last year. “The service provides a tailored solution for customers who ship pharmaceuticals, perishable food and other high-value and sensitive cargo,” said Nissim Yoachi, ZIM VP of global sales.
Source: Pharmaceutical Commerce