SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA: January 31,2016. Maersk Line has launched a new weekly reefer service between Santa Marta and Turbo in Colombia and calls in Northern Europe.
The new service is operated with 2,500 TEU vessels linking Turbo and Santa Marta, Colombia with Portsmouth (UK), Antwerp and Hamburg.
Using StarCare technology refrigerated containers, which are designed to carry bananas up to 45 days as well as pineapples and avocadoes, Maersk Line is also adding 30,000 new state-of-art containers to its reefer inventory.
Shereen Zarkani, global head of Reefer Management, commented: “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.”
In February Maersk will be giving a “sneak preview” of its Remote Container Management system at Fruit Logistica in Berlin. Last year the event attracted 65,000 trade visitors from 135 countries.
According to the organizer Messe Berlin, value chains for fresh produce are longer and more complicated than ever as consumers expect safe, consistent and tasty produce regardless of season and location. Modern technology makes it possible to capture more data than ever before across this chain. Messe Berlin says the chance to add significant value through the intelligent application of data "is one of the great opportunities for the global fresh produce industry".
February is always a special month for us in Maersk Line’s Reefer team. Fruit Logistica kicks off in Berlin from Wednesday Feb. 3-5, and we will be present at the event in Citycube, Hall B, stand B-09.
With 65,000 trade visitors from 135 countries last year, Fruit Logistica is one of the most important events in our calendars all year. This year we’re focusing on how our innovations improve your cargo care.
Before Christmas we announced the addition of 30,000 brand-new reefer containers to our fleet. And at Fruit Logistica we will give a sneak peek into Remote Container Management (RCM), which further demonstrates our commitment to innovate and develop new ways to create gold-standard cargo care for your reds, greens and yellows.
We invite you to visit our stand at Fruit Logistica and start a conversation with one of our reefer experts about how you can improve your supply chain.