CMA CGM Introduces Bag for Liquids Carried in Reefers

By The Maritime Executive 02-10-2018 06:03:43

CMA CGM has launched a new temperature-controlled solution for the transportation of liquids. The system, Reeflex, was launched at Fruit Logistica in Berlin last week.

Developed in partnership with Teconja, a German expert in juices, and Liqua, an expert in packaging solutions for the transportation of liquids, Reeflex which guarantees healthy and safe transportation, says CMA CGM. The system is offered as an alternative to break bulk, instead allowing exporters to carry their goods by containers.

Reeflex helps maintain the product’s nutritional and chemical properties by providing a sterile environment and controlled temperatures precisely maintained between -35°C and +20°C. The system 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. 

The bag can be installed in 40-foot reefer containers in three minutes. An external pumping system means the single-use, recyclable bag is filled and emptied in 35 minutes. The system allows for the fill up and emptying of the bag without someone being present in the container during the operations.

Eric Legros, Deputy Vice President Reefer, said: “CMA CGM owns one of the largest and most modern reefer fleets 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.”