Source: Adapted from Drewry Shipping Consultants.
Share of Refrigerated Transport Capacity in Maritime
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implies that the traditional refrigerated ships has been replaced by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.