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Russia finds new ways to import food

The need for reefer capacity out of Latin America has increased significantly because Russia has started importing food from the region, Maersk Line tells Lloyd's Loading List.

Russia has found new ways to access foods such as fruit, meat and vegetables since the country in August banned imports from the EU and US as well as Canada and Norway. Maersk Line has in recent weeks noted a significant growth in demand for reefer capacity out of Latin America, a spokesman for the carrier tells Lloyd's Loading List.

"(...) due to Russia increasing its imports of salmon from Chile, poultry from Brazil and grapefruit from Peru," he says.

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