Temperature Controlled Cargo / Reefers

The finest degree in reefer expertise

A large variety of goods require a specific atmosphere, temperature or humidity level. For this type of sensitive cargo requiring Reefer transportation, the slightest detail can make all the difference. This is why MacAndrews relies on a strong and diversified Reefer container fleet, its various assets as a leading worldwide shipping group and its numerous Reefer experts to exceed customers’ expectations.

With the inception of our Reefer Block Train concept launched in Spain in 2013, the service has grown from a two departures a week linking Murcia in the South and Bilbao in the North. Murcia to Bilbao Direct Reefer Trains operate twice weekly consisting of 28 reefers per block train. MacAndrews consolidates its Multimodal Reefer solution, delivering Spanish fresh produce throughout Europe, through MacAndrews vessels which call at the Port of Bilbao.

MacAndrews pioneered 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 currently operates an average of 51 Block Trains from Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville and Zaragoza & Burgos through Bilbao for dry goods almost daily. In Scandinvia, MacAndrews has mirrored this block train concept for dry goods by operating rail links from Helsingborg Port, connecting hinterlands of Göthenburg, Stockholm, Oslo, Gävle , Nörrköping, Uddevalla, Västerås and Hallsberg enabling better transit times with a greener differential. <Scandinavia Rail>

Daily Vessel Schedule can be accessed here