Maersk Line orders 14,800 new reefer containers
Maersk Line has ordered 14,800 reefer containers in 2016. This investment is driving the average age of its reefer container fleet down to 7.9 years – well below industry average. All reefers feature built-in Remote Container Management (RCM) technology – a key component in Maersk Line’s plans to offer its customers enhanced supply chain visibility in 2017, the company said in its press release.
Maersk Line’s 2016 investments in new reefer container equipment are adding 14,800 reefers to the world’s largest reefer fleet of more than 270,000 containers. While part of the reefers replace older equipment, the investment will expand the reefer fleet and cater for Maersk Line’s future growth in the reefer segment.
Adding to the 30,000 reefers acquired in 2015, the investments lowers the average age of Maersk Line’s reefer fleet to 7.9 years. This is significantly below the industry average of 12 years as recently reported by Drewry.
The new reefers feature built-in Remote Container Management (RCM) technology. It turns each reefer into a digitally connected device and provides enhanced visibility and care to cargo across Maersk Line’s entire reefer fleet.