NYK orders 5,500 technologically advanced refrigerated containers

IN a bid to operate one of the newest and most competitive reefer container fleets in the liner shipping industry, NYK has ordered 5,500 technologically advanced 40-foot refrigerated (reefer) containers. Delivery of the new units has already commenced.

The new order includes 700 controlled atmosphere (CA) containers. The advanced technology of these CA units ensures that the quality and freshness of perishable agricultural products, such as fruits and vegetables, is maintained during long ocean transits, a company statement said.

The CA technology regulates not only the temperature within the reefer unit but also the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels.