Locking in freshness. Unlocking new opportunities

Keep your business growth uninterrupted with our unbroken cold chain solutions.

Hand-picked produce, preserved and delivered as planned

Garden-fresh produce is nothing without its freshness. The crunch of healthy lettuces, the zest of the citruses or the richness of avocados is irreplaceable. Which is why keeping the goodness of such produce intact is of utmost importance, no matter the distance. Our unbroken cold chain journeys are designed to agree.

Maersk’s end-to-end Cold Chain Logistics is built to handle temperature-sensitive cargo from origin to destination. This means specialized transportation and storage of perishable produce (chilled and frozen), alongside integration of other offerings like import/export haulage and customs into your supply chain. All of this guided by dedicated reefer specialists.

Season’s best offerings, packaged with our offerings

To chart out the most optimized cold chain journey for you, we decided to go all the way back to identify and minimize the pain points that arise during transit. We noted that the freshness of produce deteriorates in transit due to multiple factors – uncertainty in assessing cargo conditions, multi-legged/multi-handover journeys and limited flexibility in storage.

These learnings helped us create an array of customised offerings for your cold chain journeys:

  • Visibility solution
    Our reefer visibility assistant, Captain Peter with Remote Container Management, helps keep an eye on the condition, location and status of your delicate cargo.

  • Value added services
    Take advantage of our storage and transit solutions like blast freezing, individual quick freezing (IQF), pre-cooling, palletising, pick-and-pack, labelling, and inspections.

  • Multimodal transport
    Our robust global network provides seamless first-mile, middle-mile and last-mile deliveries.

  • Single point of contact
    Our dedicated reefer specialists provide technical expertise to handle multiple requirements with ease.

Explore our range of offerings that keep your products fresh and intact:

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Ocean freight
Deliver more to your markets with our scheduled liner services
Air freight
Faster delivery to your markets
Export/import haulage
Quick, seamless connectivity between the port and warehouses
Maersk Custom Services
Customs services
Fast and easy clearance through correct documentation
Captain Peter
End-to-end visibility on temperature and humidity of your refrigerated cargo container
Inland connectivity
Easy consolidation of your cargo at the port of origin
Cold Stores
Quick deconsolidation at destination for increased speed to market
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Port charges
Smooth handling of port charges on your behalf to avoid delays
Customer service
Booking agent
Planning your bookings with accuracy

The Maersk advantage

  • Reliable services: With our Air and Ocean Freight services, we ensure reliable transit times, guaranteeing extended freshness for your produce.
  • Full visibility: Monitor your reefer shipment on your mobile devices with Captain Peter.
  • Integrated offerings: Solutions beyond Ocean and Air Freight to ensure seamless journeys for your cargo.
  • Fixed price with single transportation invoice.
  • Buyer’s consideration through CFS at origin.

A fresh approach to protecting your business from risks

Even a small delay or challenge during transport can snowball into a huge financial loss for cold chain businesses. But Core Fruit – a premium-quality fresh produce exporter in South Africa found a fruitful way to eliminate such risks while moving their goods to their customer, Open Markets Corp in North America.

Read the case study on how Maersk Value Protect – our extended liability product – along with Captain Peter gave the customer a competitive advantage in a challenging ecosystem.

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