Recently, Crowley Logistics added 355 new refrigerated cargo containers to its equipment fleet. The goal was to ensure equipment availability at origin for perishables moving through the cold chain. These units are in addition to more than 500 new reefers received earlier last year.
The new units, which are all 40-foot-long high cubes, are built to Crowley’s standards and demonstrate the company’s focus on offering customers reliable and efficient equipment in the Central America and Caribbean markets. These units have wireless asset monitoring (WAM) technology, which provides continuous monitoring as the reefers transit from origin to destination, both at sea and over land, to ensure the integrity of the cold chain the entire time goods are moving.
In addition to providing in-transit services such as location and temperature monitoring, Crowley offers customs clearance, fumigation options, refrigerated storage and last-mile delivery to ensure quality through single-source accountability.
Upon arrival, the 355 new containers in Santo Tomas, Guatemala were used to support Central America’s heavy northbound reefer season. The new containers are equipped with environmentally friendly Star Cool refrigeration units, incorporating several changes designed to boost efficiency and reliability.
Additionally, the company recently expanded its on-terminal, perishables handling capabilities by constructing a new USDA inspection dock in Port Everglades, Florida.
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