Predictable cold chain logistics for Latin America
Enjoy consistent freshness with an unbroken cold supply chain.
A solution for everyone
At Maersk, we understand the unique needs and challenges of our cold chain customers in the Latin American market.
Over the years, we’ve learnt to handle each perishable commodity differently, developed an understanding of the local infrastructure and regulations, and used this knowledge to develop customised refrigerated containers and predictable cold chain solutions.
So, whether it’s delivering your bananas from Latin America to Europe, ensuring your meat is sold at the optimal price and time in Asia, or guaranteeing the freshness of your grapes from farm to supermarket, we've got you covered.
Solutions for a reliable cold chain
Built for Latin America
Our skilled local teams thoroughly evaluate your supply chain and deliver tailored solutions to optimise your logistics. Here are examples of how we’ve assisted customers with specialised requirements, ensuring their perishable goods move in optimal condition.
The Cherry Express
The service provides hassle-free transport of Chilean cherries to China. Refrigerated containers move cherries by land and rail to San Antonio port, and then by ocean to China in 21 days. Maersk’s customs teams subsequently ensure swift port clearance and forward movement.
Train to San Antonio
To help our customers in Chile cut down on carbon emissions, we introduced the country's first train service for refrigerated cargo. Our train station and depot, located near important fruit-producing locations, is around 200 km from San Antonio and helps avoid the tedious journey by road.
The end-to-end melon journey
Guatemala-based Exportadora Atlantico S.A, a leading melon grower and exporter, faced significant challenges in transporting their refrigerated shipment across inland and ocean routes. They suffered losses and food wastage and were unable to fulfil customer commitments. In response, we offered end-to-end cold chain management. Find out how it turned things around.
The promise of fresh grapes
When the US Department of Agriculture added additional regulatory touchpoints for the import of grapes, Chilean producer-exporter RIOblanco found this could slow down the movement of their cargo and harm the quality of the produce. How did Maersk’s unique solution help ensure that RIOblanco’s grapes stayed in prime quality and got to market in time, even after meeting all regulatory requirements?
4PL partnership with San Miguel
The world’s leading citrus fruit producer and exporter, San Miguel operates in South Africa and several Latin American countries, leading to complex supply chain challenges. Maersk’s 4PL solution streamlined operations, enhanced visibility, and reduced waste, improving lead times for exports to multiple markets.
An 18-year relationship with Donatella
Maersk assisted Donatella, a major Ecuadorian banana exporter, in optimising their supply chain, reducing contamination risks, and ensuring cold chain visibility. Acting as a one-stop shop, Maersk handled all logistics needs, simplifying operations and minimising touchpoints.