4,700 Refrigerated Containers Procured by NYK

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NYK has reportedly placed an order for 4,700 additional brand-new 40-foot refrigerated (reefer) containers, and the delivery of the new containers commenced in November.

NYK procured 5,500 of the same type of containers last year, and the average age of company’s fleet of over 40,000 reefer containers has now fallen to four years.

New orders:

The new order includes 600 Controlled Atmosphere (CA) containers.  The advanced technology of these CA units ensures the freshness of perishable agricultural products, such as fruits and vegetables during long ocean transits.

What is CA technology?

The CA unit is responsible for regulating the temperature of reefer units and to maintain the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels.

These units are majorly used for transporting fruit from to Japan and other countries in the Asian region, and then for the export of Japanese vegetables, which are garnering more attention these days.

Demand for CA units on the rise:

The demand for transportation by refrigerated containers is expected to expand at a solid pace in line with a strategy of economic growth by the Japanese government.  The NYK Group will continue to proactively invest in its high-quality, competitive service in this growing field.

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Source: NYK

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