CMA CGM Reveals New Reefer Bag for Boxing up Liquids


CMA CGM has developed a bag called REEFLEX that allows reefer containers to preserve a liquid product’s properties during transportation and delivery.

The world’s second largest carrier developed REEFLEX in partnership with Teconja, a German expert in juices, and Liqua, an expert in packaging solutions for the transportation of liquids.

Installation of a REEFLEX takes 3 minutes, with an external pumping system filling and emptying a bag in 35 minutes.

REEFLEX allows exporters and importers to maintain a product’s nutritional and chemical properties by storing it in a sterile environment that has controlled temperatures between -35°C and +20°C.


CMA CGM's advert for REEFLEX has presented its solution as a juice box:

REEFLEX allows for the transportation of liquids (juices, milk, compotes, syrup and all kind of oils) in a single bag with a capacity ranging from 12,000 to 24,000 liters

Read 'The Future is Here: Cargo Handling for Mega-Ships', a technical paper by CMA CGM, to learn about the company's achievements in the Trans-Pacific trade lane


CMA CGM has said that 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.

Its system allows the filling and emptying of the bag to take place without someone being present in the container.

During the REEFLEX launch, Eric Legros, Deputy Vice President Reefer, said: “CMA CGM owns one of the largest and most modern Reefer fleet in the world.

“A pioneer with Aquaviva, 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.”

Read more: Everything You Should Know About Reefer Shipping – Port Technology has rounded up the key facts you need to know about the reefer shipping industry, including developments over time, the top manufacturers, and where the sector is heading next

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