Shipping company transports its first consignment of Australian fruit to Singapore in new CA reefer containers
Singaporean shipping company Pacific International Lines (PIL) has successfully delivered its first shipment of fresh Australian avocados to Singapore.
The consignment was transported from Western Australia using the company’s recently acquired, newbuild 40-foot controlled atmosphere (CA) reefer containers.
Lim Chee Wei, general manager, logistics division of PIL, said the company acquired the containers to support the increasingly sophisticated needs of its customers across its network in China, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Oceania.
“We are very pleased that the avocadoes arrived in Singapore fresh and in optimum condition in our CA reefer containers. This is our first such shipment into Singapore, and we see this as a significant step for PIL as a Singapore home grown container shipping line,” said Wei.
“With rising populations and complex supply chain issues, we have seen more importance placed on diversification of sources of food supplies across the world. As a container shipping line, we are committed to supporting customers in finding solutions to their cross-border transportation of goods.
“With this new range of CA reefer containers, PIL now has expanded its capability to transport fresh fruits and produce over varying distances among countries in our network. This is part of our continual effort to meet the needs of our customers for quality services and to expand our presence in the reefer market.”