The current shortage of refrigerated containers used in the export of Latin American produce, fish and meat will be less acute in 2013 when Maersk Container Industry (MCI) will begin producing “reefers” as they are known in the industry, in San Antonio, Chile. The container company expects to reach an output of 40,000 “reefer” containers with the construction of the new factory, in response to the Latin American export boom.
A similar factory in Qingdao, China is also expanding.
The new factory in Chile is expected to create 1,800 jobs in and around San Antonio. Read more about this development on Fresh Plaza.