CMA CGM introduces novel way to transport liquids by container

CMA CGM introduces novel way to transport liquids by container

Describing it as an ideal alternative to breakbulk for the transportation of liquids and optimally preserving the product’s properties, France’s CMA CGM has launched Reeflex, which is essentially a bag in a box.

Developed in partnership with Teconja, a German expert in juices, and Liqua, an expert in packaging solutions for the transportation of liquids, Reeflex allows for the transportation of liquids (juices, milk, compotes, syrup and all kind of oils) in a single bag with a capacity ranging from 12,000 to 24,000 litres. Available on reefer 40 ft containers, Reeflex can be installed in just three minutes. Thanks to its external pumping system, the bag is filled and emptied in 35 minutes.

“REEFLEX represents an ideal alternative to break bulk and it will allow exporters and importers to carry their goods by containers, thus improving the conditions of transportation and delivery,” CMA CGM said in a release.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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3 Comments

  1. Andrii Kuzmenko
    February 8, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Whats a difference with ubiquitous flexi-tanks? Thats its for 40R instead of 20D?

  2. Andy Lane
    February 9, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Would be more “efficient” in 20ft reefers, which can hold 28,000+ litres of bagged liquid.

  3. Nigel Moore
    February 12, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Not a new idea at all, flexi-bags been around for 25 years!