CMA CGM launches new active controlled atmosphere CLIMACTIVE reefer containers

      09/11/2018

In line with Asia Fruit Logistica 2018 in Hong Kong, CMA CGMhas launched its CLIMACTIVE solution, which it claims is the most advanced technology for the transportation of highly sensitive fruits and vegetables by active controlled atmosphere.

Equipped with DAIKIN Active controlled atmosphere system, CMA CGM says CLIMACTIVE is the latest and most advanced solution to maintain sensitive commodities’ freshness to destination, by faster reducing the level of oxygen inside the container. The solution is created for highly sensitive commodities that require special attention due to their biological specificities and maturation time. These include high added value products, long transit time products, and organic products.

This technology allows businesses to optimize their competitive attractiveness by maintaining the products’ freshness up to final destination, preventing the maturation process, extend their shelf life and preserve the products’ quality attributes. It also allows businesses to expand by reaching further destinations and target news markets and also has the advantage of being able to allow businesses to maintain their products’ organic label.

A nitrogen pump creates a real barrier against oxygen infiltration, protecting the cargo from excessive ripening and enables CLIMACTIVE to reach the optimal level of O2 and CO2 much faster. Temperature, humidity and balance between gases are also very precisely regulated, allowing optimal preservation and protection of highly-sensitive commodities.

“Following the launch of the REEFLEX innovation, CMA CGM continues upgrading its Reefer range to better meet customers’ needs and acquire new markets. By introducing CLIMACTIVE, an additional technology is now available for the most sensitive commodities in CMA CGM’s Controlled Atmosphere offer. CMA CGM testifies again the importance of customer centricity and its ability to remain equipped with the latest innovative technologies” said Eric Legros, vp, Specialized Products and Value Added Services. No details of prices or freight rate premiums for this value-added service were disclosed.

CMA CGM Group is the world’s second largest refrigerated container carrier with a reefer container fleet of 385,000 teu and 288,000 reefer plugs.

Other players are also investing heavily in this lucrative and growing market. ONE recently placed an order for 14,00 teu reefer containers and has launched its own COOLvantage product at the same event.