APL starts reefer shipments from central Vietnam
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Source: Seatrade Maritime News
The APL Chu Lai Express (CHX) service will depart today, Monday for China with the first reefer shipment of bananas from the Chu Lai Tam Hiep Port in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Nam.
This marks the beginning of more reefer shipments from the port as Truong Hai Automobile Joint-Stock company (THACO) recently inaugurated a new cold storage facility and further develops its logistics infrastructure in the Chu Lai Open Economic Zone.
APL started its Chu Lai service in March 2018. “The service is dedicated to serving Chu Lai’s emerging industrial zones in Quang Nam and her neighbouring Central Coast and Central Highlands provinces. APL’s CHX service has been growing as part of the business ecosystem that enables Vietnamese exporters and importers to gain immediate access to South China and Hong Kong where cargoes are relayed worldwide,” said Arnaud Coudray, APL cco
The weekly CHX service calls the ports of Chu Lai, Hong Kong and Shekou in China. From the latter two transhipment hubs, shippers get connected to more Intra-Asia markets such as Japan, Korea and Singapore; as well as farther destinations such as North America, the Middle East and Europe among others via APL’s service network.
Among APL's reefer solutions include SMARTcare+, an atmospheric regulating technology that preserves the quality of perishable cargoes over time and distance. Meanwhile, APL’s SMARTcool eradicates pests without the need for fumigation. The cold treatment solution ensures fresh produce arrive in their finest conditions and meet stringent quarantine requirements at destinations.