Smarter reefer boxes mean shipping lines can woo more perishable cargo from airfreight
This posting discusses investment in new technologies being implemented for reefer systems, including atmosphere control and monitoring – while the focus is agricultural perishables, there is a clear impact and mention on BioPharma perishables:
Shipping lines are embarking on a reefer box buying spree to keep up with rising demand for refrigerated transport.
Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd and Hapag-Lloyd, among others, are investing heavily in new reefers with cutting-edge atmosphere control and monitoring systems.
“Also, the refrigerated carriage of other goods, such as chemicals, medicines and pharmaceuticals, is continuously on the increase, for which the competition from the conventional segment is diminishing.”
Source: The Loadstar