Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd (ONE) has invested in its refrigerated business segment with a new order of 14,000 state-of-the-art, advanced-generation reefer containers (13,000 x 40-foot and 1,000 x 20-ft units).
Of these containers, 2,100 will be equipped with the latest Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technology, which further enhances the effective shelf life of fruits and vegetables by significantly slowing down produce respiration and ripening rates, maximizing cargo value on delivery.
These new reefer containers are being delivered and integrated into the existing ONE fleet fromf the end of July forward, in time to capture peak season reefer demand from Southern Hemisphere markets.
Jeremy Nixon, chief executive officer of ONE, said, “ONE has one of the largest and youngest reefer fleets in the world, equipped with the most advanced technologies designed to handle perishable cargo demand. With this new investment, ONE will be able to further broaden its market position whilst investing in the latest technologies to meet future customers demand. As one of the top reefer carriers in the world, we will continue to strive in order to find new and innovative solutions to enhance cargo care during transit, thereby ensuring superior service value. The future journey of ONE in the reefer market will be an exciting one to follow.”
Integrated from three Japanese liner companies, ONE takes pride in its service-oriented culture. The integration allowed ONE to inherit the three liners’ combined fleet of reefer containers, allowing it to become one of the leading reefer carriers globally. This action also strengthened ONE’s market presence in reefer markets including North and South America, South Africa, Europe, the Mediterranean, Intra-Asia and Oceania.
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