Hapag-Lloyd has placed a record order for 970 20-foot (six-metre) and 12,450 40-foot (12-metre) refrigerated containers also known as “reefers.”
Production of the containers is scheduled to commence in July with delivery set for November in time for the beginning of the harvest season in countries in the southern hemisphere.
The new containers will primarily be used to transport fruits and vegetables but may also be used to transport fish and meat.
Hapag-Lloyd seeks to make over 100,000 refrigerated containers with a total capacity of 210,000 TEU available for its customers’ use, said Niklas Ohling, Senior Director of the company’s Container Steering division.
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