FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM has announced the launch of an “advanced solution” for the transportation of liquids by controlled temperature: REEFLEX.
REEFLEX was developed in partnership with German juice expert Teconja and liquid packaging specialist Liqua.
Proponents say it is an ideal transport solution and an alternative to break bulk.
REEFLEX allows for the transport of liquids (eg juices, milk, syrups and oils) in a single bag with a capacity ranging from 12,000 litres to 24,000 litres.
They are available on reefer FEUs and reportedly can be installed within three minutes.
REEFLEX is said to help maintain the product’s nutritional and chemical properties thanks to a sterile environment and controlled temperatures precisely maintained between -35°C and +20°C.
“Each single-use bag is entirely recyclable, is produced based on the needs of customers and meets the highest level of hygienic and safety constraints,” the company said in a statement.”
The system is said to allow the bag too be filled up and emptied without someone being present in the container during these operations.
CMA CGM deputy vice president reefer, Eric Legros, said the company owned one of the largest and most modern reefer fleets in the world.
“A unique solution for the transportation of lobsters and shellfish, the Group continues to innovate with the introduction of REEFLEX, a state-of-the-art technology for an optimal transportation of liquids,” Mr Legros said.