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UASC steps up fight for the reefer market

Dubai-based UASC plans to invest a "significant" figure in new reefer ships. The announcement comes in the wake of an agreement with Hamburg Süd which gives the container carrier access to the South American market.

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United Arab Shipping Company is now stepping up its venture into refrigerated container transports, on so-called reefer ships, and the carrier will invest a significant figure in new units, says the company in a press release. The announce comes in the wake of the carrier's new cooperation with Hamburg Süd, which gives UASC access to the coveted reefer trades in South America.

UASC does not reveal the size of the investment nor how many ships the carrier is looking to build. But UASC's head of reefer management, Gareth Madsen, says the following:

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