Ocean Network Express boosts reefer fleet

ONE Reefer

Ocean Network Express (ONE) is expanding its current refrigerated container (reefer) fleet by adding another 6,500 new units.

Some 500 units come equipped with advanced Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technology.

Rather than using traditional solvent-borne paint, these new units will have waterborne paint applied instead.

The use of solvent-borne paint is known to release volatile organic compounds (VOC) which can pollute the environment and cause smog that impacts air quality and visibility.

The use of water-borne paint will help to reduce VOC emissions by 80 to 90 per cent, yet it retains a similar quality to solvent-borne paint in terms of durability and anti-corrosion capabilities.

ONE is currently working towards the application of the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology into its fleet of reefer containers which provides real time visibility of critical information such as the temperature and humidity inside the container.

Hiroki Tsujii, Managing Director, Marketing & Commercial, ONE, commented: “ONE continues to show our commitment to the refrigerated cargo segment with this additional investment in new reefer containers.

“We maintain one of the largest and youngest reefer fleets in the world, equipped with the most advanced technologies designed to handle perishable cargo demand. As a socially responsible company and leader in the industry, we are also doing our part for the environment by using water-borne paint which reduces VOC emissions.”

HMM uses its own IoT system for reefer containers.

In October 2021, the South Korean shipping line noted that by utilising the internet access, HMM is able to track a containers location in real-time and monitor and controls its current status, such as temperature, humidity, CO2, and vibration.

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