Chilled and frozen commodities are a vital part of the container export mix both for North and Latin America; as well as forming an important part of trade between the two regions. Latest figures from Drewry Shipping Consultants indicate that reefer container ships are likely to grow by 20 percent over the next three years.
Speakers in the Cold Chain session at TOC Americas will explore how the Panama Canal has changed reefer cargo flows, and the audience can analyse the new opportunities out there. This session will also look at balancing the energy-intensive requirements of perishable products with the desire to reduce resource consumption.
Chris Brown, International Logistics Analyst, JBS will give the Shipper’s perspective. JBS is a Brazilian company – and it is the largest meat processing company in the world. Pablo Ulloa, Commercial Manager – Costa Rica, APM Terminals will give the Terminal Operator view. Shipping Lines are represented by Mario Veraldo, MD Mexico & Central America at Maersk Line.
This year’s TOC Americas event includes Container Supply Chain and TECH TOC conference tracks, a special cold chain session (TOC Cold Chain), a sold-out port technology exhibition as well as a full social programme.
For more information: www.tocevents-americas.com
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