IMO 2020: HERE WE ARE!

As from 1 January 2020, new IMO regulations will be introduced requiring all companies to use marine fuels not exceeding 0.5% sulphur content (instead of 3.5% today), in all zones – except ECA zones where the obligation not to exceed 0,1% remains.

By 31 December 2019, the 3.5% HFO contained in the tanks of our vessels must have been consumed, each tank must have been thoroughly cleaned and the fuel system of the ships adapted to manage the different specifications of the new product. We will therefore have to start well before the date to pump the new fuel oil as the tanks are ready in order to guarantee the compliance of our vessels on 1 January. The cost of implementing this regulation will be significant and will increase the cost of freight.

In this context, please note that all Marfret lines will renew their BAF mechanism as of 1 December 2019. Separate notes detailing the conditions of application on each line are being sent.

We remain at your disposal for any further information.

Meet us at Fruit Attraction in Madrid from 22 to 24 October

Starting today, the Madrid IFEMA Centre welcomes 1,800 exhibitors and some 90,000 visitors from 130 countries for the eleventh edition of Fruit Attraction.

Our experts wait for you – Hall 10 Stand 04B.

The fruit and vegetable sector trade fair is an unmissable event for Marfret, which continues to develop the transport of refrigerated cargo on all its lines: pineapples from Costa Rica, avocados from Colombia, melons or mangoes from Brazil…

On the agenda are dozens of B2B meetings with importers, exporters and traders from all over the world. In the age of digitalization and digitization, fairs and exhibitions are privileged places to maintain a personalized relationship with our customers – a priority for Marfret!

 

15 days to go before the delivery of 424 reefer containers to Costa Rica

The 424 reefer units, loaded in Qingdao (China), are expected to be delivered in PuertoMoin (Costa Rica) mid-August.

Every week, Marfret connects Costa Rica to Guadeloupe, Martinique and Northern Europe on its Intracar service https://www.marfret.fr/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Intracar-eng_12-07-19.pdf  and to the Mediterranean on its Medcar Line https://www.marfret.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Medcar-eng_27-05-192.pdf

Marfret is happy to provide its valued Costa Rican customers with these brand new boxes for the transport of their cargo, especially pineapples, to the French West indies and European markets.