MacAndrews the Inter European specialist is part of the CMA CGM group which is the third biggest shipping line in the world, is reinforcing its current European Intermodal reefer service, making use of its 45-foot container fleet, with the launch of a new reefer train service linking Murcia and Bilbao.
Starting with two departures per week as from 24th April 2013, the service will eventually expand to become a daily reefer rail service. MacAndrews consolidates its Intermodal Reefer solution, delivering Spanish fresh produce throughout Europe, through MacAndrews vessels which call at the Port of Bilbao.
MacAndrews is pioneering this novel project in Spain along with two strategic partners; Continental Rail and Grupo Fuentes. This new venture involved investment in a modern system of on-board generators on trains to supply the power needed to operate the reefer boxes, along with a monitoring system, guaranteeing the cold chain reliability. This new structure will also further shorten transit times and lessen CO2 emissions.
MacAndrews continues to invest in its fleet of containers “high-cube palletwide” 40 and 45 feet, and is the undisputed European leader in refrigerated containers of 45 feet (33 euro-pallets).