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Shipping and fresh produce - heading for a collision course?

Logistics Hub

February 7, 2018

11:00 - 12:00

Hall 26

Container shipping is the dominant mode of maritime transport for Southern Hemisphere fresh produce. Given that vessel sizes are about to make another giant leap forwards and that there will be a shortage of reefer containers for the foreseeable time the combined impact on reefer box rates could be significant. 

Presentation: Stijn Rubens

Discussion with:

  • Deon Joubert, CGA, South Africa 
  • Anne-Sophie Zerlang Karlsen, Global Head of Reefer Management, Maersk
  • Cobus van der Merwe, Horizonfruits, South Africa 

Panel member:

Deon Joubert, Special CGA envoy: market access & EU matters, Citrus Growers Association

Anne-Sophie Zerlang Karlsen , Global Head of Reefer Management, Maersk

Cobus van der Merwe, General Manager, Horizonfruits

Presenter / Contact person:

Alex von Stempel, Managing Director, Freshwater Logistics Ltd.


Stijn Rubens, Senior Advisor, Drewry