Inside Logistics

New reefers for Oceanex

New containers to provide 400 percent more capacity


June 23, 2015
by MM&D Online Staff

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland—Oceanex Inc, a provider of transportation services to Newfoundland and Labrador, has spent more than $8 million to add 125 new 53-foot marine -rated refrigerated containers for the handling of domestic fresh and frozen goods to its existing fleet.

“The addition of the new equipment will increase Oceanex’s capacity for the transportation of fresh & frozen goods from Central Canada to Newfoundland and Labrador by 400 percent, ” said executive chairman, Captain Sid Hynes.

Oceanex has a long history of handling domestic temperature controlled freight to the province and is the primary transportation provider for fish exports bound for international destinations.

Working closely with its partners, suppliers, and customers, Oceanex developed a unique 53′ marine-rated refrigerated container that can handle their fresh and frozen goods destined for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Added to this, to ensure product integrity, Oceanex has invested heavily in its temperature-controlled transportation systems, including state of the art temperature monitoring equipment, spare parts inventory, and employee training for servicing the new equipment. The refrigerated containers are environmentally friendly, designed to operate on electric power at terminals and aboard vessels, which further reduces air emissions and improves our environmental footprint.

Oceanex provides a consistent year-round service to and from the Ports of Montreal, Halifax and St. John’s with a fleet of ice-classed vessels often sailing in harsh weather conditions. The twice weekly service from Montreal and Halifax ensures a fast, reliable and on-time service performance.