CMA CGM Group has acquired more than 7,000 of the latest generation 40’ High Cube Reefer containers including 6,000 low consumption engines. These temperature-controlled containers reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 60 per cent compared to first generation reefers, and allow for more precise temperature control, allowing CMA CGM to transport fruits and vegetables, frozen food, wine, flowers and pharmaceutical products under optimum conditions.

With its reefer fleet of 185,000 TEUs, CMA CGM Group’s reefer business is growing at a clip of 13 per cent per year, and has secured a 6.5 per cent global market share. Its target is to carry a million reefer containers annually before 2015.