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China is now the world's largest reefer importer: "It's very significant"

China has, in the shadow of the coronavirus crisis, now assumed the rank as the world's biggest importer of reefer containers and thus frozen and refrigerated foods. This development likely to continue into 2021, estimates advisory firm.

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The US is no longer the world's biggest importer of frozen and refrigerated foods transported in reefer containers, reveal new figures from Eskesen Advisory, founded by former Maersk profile Thomas Eskesen.

Because in the shadow of the coronavirus crisis, China has invested so much into safeguarding its food supply that the country is now the world's biggest importer of reefer containers.

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