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500 Star Cool Reefer Units from Maersk Ordered by Dole

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Dole Food Company has ordered of 500 energy-efficient reefer units from Maersk Container Industry (MCI), working in cooperation with leasing company, Textainer.

Star Cool’s AV+ system allows the units to control fresh air intake by a preselected maximum level of CO2 inside the reefer. These units allow Dole to have greater control over the product while shipping. AV+ was designed to maximize cargo freshness of delicate bananas and other fresh fruit, as vessels traverse the tropics while optimizing energy efficiency.

On a warm day, it would be counterproductive to drive a car with the air conditioning on and the windows open; in layman’s terms, the logic behind AV+ is similar, an MCI statement said.

“Dole prioritizes quality and innovation in all aspects of their business,” said Global ad of Sales and Marketing at MCI, Anders Holm to Portal Portuario. “These are also values that are important to MCI and we are very pleased about Dole confirming their trust in MCI by expanding their operated Star Cool fleet once again.”

Dole will pick up the new reefers with their own container vessel newbuilding Dole Maya from the port of Qingdao in China.

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