Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, 2010.
Reefer Stacking Area, Porte Oceane Terminal, Le Havre
Terminals commonly allocate a portion of their yard space to the
storage of reefers. A joint venture between APM Terminals (Maersk) and Terminaux de
Normandie, the Porte Oceane terminal started its operations in 2008
and has an annual capacity of about 544,000 TEU. The reefer staking
area, which is a completely separate part of the terminal, has 438
plugs available. Reefer stacking requires continuous monitoring to
insure that the cargo temperature is kept within a specific range,
otherwise the terminal operator is subject to a liability.