Ocean Network Express expands its fleet of reefer containers

2022/03/18 at 3:43 PM

Japanese container shipping line Ocean Network Express (ONE) is putting into practice another investment in its cold chain business. To this end, the Singapore-headquartered company has purchased another 6,500 new reefers. 500 boxes of this batch are equipped with advanced Controlled Atmosphere technology.

Reefer containers of Ocean Network Express, source: Ocean Network Express (ONE)

The latest purchase of Ocean Network Express (ONE) is caused by the growing demand for refrigerated cargo around the world. Despite turbulence in the global shipping industry, the cold chain market will continue to enlarge. Therefore, the Japanese shipping line has again focused on increasing its fleet of reefer containers. 6,500 new units will be soon added to the company’s assets. “ONE continues to show our commitment to the refrigerated cargo segment with this additional investment in new reefer containers,” said Hiroki Tsujii, ONE’s managing director for marketing & commercial. The new reefers will be added to the company’s fleet with a capacity of more than 250,000 TEU.

Technologies and innovations

The latest batch of reefers, as the previous ones, will be covered water-borne paint, which reduces VOC emissions by 80-90 per cent but retains a similar quality to solvent-borne paint in terms of durability and anti-corrosion capabilities. 500 boxes will be equipped with advanced Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technology. Furthermore, ONE is currently working towards the application of the latest Internet of Things (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.

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