Dubai: Containerline United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has ordered 2,000 reefer containers from Daikin.
“The order marks the first milestone in the expansion of UASC’s reefer services,” the firm said in a release.
With an average reefer container age of three years, UASC’s progressively expanding reefer fleet is one of the youngest in the industry.
This ongoing investment will support the growth of existing services and enhanced geographic access to the South America trades, following the recent service agreement with Hamburg Süd.
Gareth Madsen, head of reefer management, UASC commented: “The progressive expansion of UASC’s fleet of refrigerated units ensures enhanced reefer availability for all our customers. We are committed to driving down costs, optimizing networks and continuously improving the services that we offer. This order for 2,000 units from Daikin will enable UASC to deliver the right level of accessibility, quality and efficiency for the carriage of frozen and chilled cargoes. UASC will be placing more orders of reefer units this year. More details will be released once plans are finalized.” [26/01/15]