Source: Adapted from Drewry Shipping Consultants.
Share of Refrigerated Transport Capacity in Maritime Shipping
The maritime transport of refrigerated goods has experienced a paradigm shift in recent decades. While in 1980 33% of the refrigerated transport capacity in maritime shipping was containerized, this share rapidly climbed to 47% in 1990, 68% in 2000 and 75% in 2010. This implies that the traditional refrigerated ships has been replaced by reefers using conventional container ships, the majority of which have power outlets able to accommodate reefers. Such a shift is also indicative in the change of ports of call as the refrigerated trade, such as the banana trade, usually serviced smaller specialized ports.