Discover the UPSIDE of refrigerated cargo logistics
Fresh, frozen & pharma products delivered to any corner of the world.
What's the UPSIDE?
The refrigerated cargo industry relies very heavily on consistency. From predictable delivery schedules to temperatures being maintained at a predetermined constant throughout the cargo's journey, cold chain solutions must cater to the growing needs of the industry around the world. We believe the ideal refrigerated shipping solution will give customers end-to-end visibility and transparency of their cold cargo and so much more than simple storage and transportation. We're calling this paradigm shift the UPSIDE of integrated logistics.
The scope of cold supply chains is far broader today than it was a few years ago. Modern setups must adapt to rapid shifts in consumer preferences, satisfy constant demand and comply with increasingly strict safety and hygiene regulations around the world. All while adjusting their response times across geographies, based on the commodity, climate and disruptions. To keep up with all of the above, businesses must seek specialised cold chain solutions that offer much more than cold storage and transportation.
Since the world will always require sustenance and medicine to survive, the food and pharmaceuticals sectors don't have the luxury of downtime. For them, the perfect solution would be one that is always on its toes, seamlessly managing handovers across the chain, and enabling swift decisions based on market trends and opportunities.
How your cold supply chain can stand out
A guide to efficient cold chain logistics
The first step towards finding the right solution for your perishables is identifying the problem.
To help you find the best fit for your products, we have prepared a guide that enumerates the most common challenges in refrigerated cargo logistics, across various commodities – Protein & Dairy, Fish & Seafood, Fruits & Vegetables, Bananas & Pines, and Pharmaceuticals followed by industry-leading solutions known for proven results.
The Maersk Industry Forecast
Latest trends and updates from the global logistics and supply chain industries
A partnership that takes care of the world - Q2 2022
Refrigerated Cargo – Q1 2022
The southern hemisphere is in the midst of peak fruits and vegetables season, even as congestion issues in ports around the world continue to remain a key focus area for the refrigerated cargo industry. Bruce Marshall, Maersk’s Head of Refrigerated Cargo, talks about how we are supporting our customers with solutions that best suit their needs. Also hear from him on how customers can tackle challenges and protect their shipments.
Refrigerated Cargo – Q4 2021
SSIB is now available for bookings of refrigerated cargo
With Self Service Instant Booking or SSIB, we have made it easier for you to book online with a simple and smart process which includes auto-validation of assets like equipment availability and space along with other critical checkpoints in the booking process.
An increasing number of online bookings can now receive instant confirmation. So you can start planning the delivery of your cargo without any waiting time.
Instant confirmation is only available when booking a standard reefer container. It’s not applicable for bookings of Magnum, Super Freezer, Starcare, and Starfresh.
How does more visibility help you manage your Refrigerated cargo better
Captain Peter, Maersk’s digital assistant for temperature-controlled cargo, provides more visibility to the conditions inside containers in transit. Data points such as temperature and humidity are relayed to the digital platform, giving our customers the ability to act quickly should something go awry. Hear from Ken West on how transparency and visibility helps customers and what’s coming next for Captain Peter
Cold chain with a conscience
The clock starts ticking the moment your refrigerated cargo is on the move. Given its perishable nature, it must reach its destination on time and in peak condition. At Maersk, our cold chain specialists, storage, solutions, and logistics network constantly strive to ensure that by offering you a transparent, simple, unbroken supply chain.
That said, our responsibility goes beyond just delivering your cargo as planned. Because, as one of the leading integrators of container logistics in the world, we’re deeply committed to taking care of it, too. This means our ideas, initiatives, products and solutions are consciously developed to not just sustain your business, but also the planet that we share.
We partnered with one of our customers - Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company - to deliver time-sensitive pharmaceutical cargo by taking a step towards decarbonising ocean logistics. Watch this video produced by The Economist and discover how we helped Novo Nordisk move closer to their goal of achieving a net-zero carbon footprint in their supply chains.
From the farms of Costa Rica to the shelves of Canada
Metro Richelieu, one of Canada’s largest food retailers, restocks its shelves six times a week, with pineapples imported from Costa Rica.
What happens along the way? In a short documentary produced in partnership with the BBC, Martine Papineau, Inbound Transportation at Metro Richelieu, and Katharina Poehlmann, Former Global Head of Cold Chain Logistics at Maersk, explain how integrated cold chain logistics work round the clock to bring the tropical delight to Metro's shelves, 3,000 miles from origin.