How Does Fruit from Spain End Up on a Supermarket Shelf?

May 27, 2020

Take a look at how Containerships handles temperature controlled cargo and provide the best possible controlled environment to maintain the quality of perishable goods during transport.

Containerships have a dedicated network of reefer experts across Iberia, Morocco, Canary Islands, Scandinavia and Russia. Our refrigerated containers are used to carry cargo such as chilled or fresh produce (primarily fruits, vegetables and dairy products) and frozen food (mainly meat and fish). Our 40ft and 45ft reefer containers allow the transport of goods at temperatures ranging from -30°C to +30°C.

Spain is one of the largest exporters of citrus fruits and their citrus production takes place in several regions, Valencia being one of the main areas for citrus production.

Map of Spanish citrus growing areas
(image: “Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Zumos”, press department)

In addition to the citrus fruits, our reefer containers export other perishable goods from Spain such as onions, potatoes, carrots, beetroots, sweet potatoes, sweet corns, pumpkins, celeries, grapes, lettuces, apples, fresh juices, frozen vegetables and ice cream.

Our door to door reefer services include loading the perishable goods into refrigerated trucks with crossdocking into containers in our own temperature controlled facilities in Bilbao. Goods can also be loaded directly into the container via our Murcia reefer train, or at a collection point close to the port of departure.

Our specially designed trademarked Reefer and Ambient Block Train services in Spain makes us the largest user of the rail network for containerized cargo. We currently operate dedicated direct Murcia to Bilbao Reefer Trains twice a week consisting of 28 reefers per block train and in addition, move dry goods on 51 block trains per week from Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Zaragoza and Burgos via Bilbao.

Our services in Bilbao port include 6 sailings per week. Valencia, Cartagena, Cadiz, Algeciras, Huelva and at Ferrol we offer one weekly sailing.

Our door to door solutions deliver your cargo safely, securely and cost effectively to your final destination. With our dedicated reefer specialists, we take care of everything from arranging your collection with the shipper, to coordination of the end delivery with your consignee.

Learn more about our reefer services by contacting our reefer specialist/s:

Jose Maria CASILLAS /
Mobile: +34 600 948 932

Mobile: +34 671 604 974