To offset the scarcity of reefer containers in South Africa ahead of this citrus season and to support the nation’s agricultural sector, Maersk has brought 1,800 empty refrigerated 40-foot containers from the Middle East as additional stock to serve customers.
The largest cold store in St. Petersburg, whose construction commenced in June 2019 is now operational. The 3-chamber warehouse operated by Maersk offers specialised solutions extending the life cycle of perishable goods.
In January 2020, more than 20 tons of Hass Avocados in a Maersk Reefer container travelled for the first time in Colombian history from the avocado farms in La Dorada, Colombia to the port in Rotterdam, Netherlands in a new way- they took the train.
To address a vital need in global trade, A.P. Moller - Maersk is developing an integrated cold chain offering that will reduce food waste, minimise complexity for customers and put the business in an even stronger position to tap into the high-growth market for perishable goods.