Ocean Network Express invests in reefer containers

2021/05/12 at 7:22 AM

Japanese shipping line Ocean Network Express (ONE) is continuing to intensify its cold chain. To this end, the company purchased 27,500 reefer containers including 850 boxes with advanced Controlled Atmosphere technology.

Ocean Network Express reefer containers, source: Ocean Network Express (ONE)

After acquiring 5,000 reefer containers at the beginning of 2020, Ocean Network Express (ONE) has ordered a much larger batch. This time the Japanese shipping line purchased 27,500 boxes to meet the growing demand for refrigerated cargo around the world. The order includes units equipped with advanced Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technology.

Besides adding new reefers to its fleet, ONE is planning to implement the latest IoT technology into its fleet of reefer containers which provides real-time visibility of critical information such as the temperature and humidity inside the container, thereby enhancing cargo care during the entire voyage.

ONE’s Reefer Business

Ocean Network Express (ONE) is regarding refrigerated freight as a promising market with strong resilience to the challenges such as the global pandemic. The shipping line forecasts that the demand for refrigerated freight and reefer containers will continue to grow in 2021. ” Since inception, ONE has been consistently investing in new reefer containers, which in turn has helped to position ourselves in a strategically important and growing business segment,” said Hiroki Tsujii, ONE’s managing director for marketing & commercial.

The Japanese company declares that it operates one of the largest and youngest reefer fleet in the world, which is a mix of 20-foot and 40-foot high cube boxes. Its average age is less than five years old. ONE owns the reefer fleet with a capacity of more than 250,000 TEU. ONE’s Global Reefer Business Planning team based at the company’s headquarter in Singapore.

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