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Crowley adds 400 new reefer containers to its fleet

Written by Nick Blenkey
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DECEMBER 6, 2018 — Crowley Logistics has added 400 new refrigerated (reefer) cargo containers to its equipment fleet just in time for the peak perishables shipping season beginning in Central America.

The additional units, all 40-foot-long, high cubes, are equipped with Carrier’s high efficiency PrimeLINE refrigeration units and have wireless asset monitoring technology, which will provide continuous monitoring of the equipment as it transits from origin to destination, both at sea and over land, to ensure the cold chain is maintained the entire time goods are in transit, regardless of shipment size.

“The acquisition of these containers is part of our continued commitment to maintain the best conditioned equipment for our customers and in the right quantities to meet their needs during peak season and throughout the rest of the year,” said Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley Logistics. “We have a staff of experts that continuously evaluates our fleet and its ability to meet customer needs. If we see there is room for improvement, we make investments to ensure we have the right equipment available at the right time.”

The reefer containers were received in Santo Tomas, Guatemala, last week directly from the manufacturing facility in time to accommodate the country’s heavy northbound reefer season, which continues through May 2019. The reefers will also be distributed throughout rest of Crowley’s regional service lanes, as needed.

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