Marfret is readying to expand its container fleet, with the acquisition of 500 40’ HC (high-cube) dry and 500 40’ HC pallet-wide containers from manufacturers CXIC, based near Shanghai. Construction of the metal cuboids started at the end of December, with delivery due in January 2022 and introduction on the European market this March. The positioning of these new boxes at Europe’s Northern Range ports (Antwerp, Rotterdam, Le Havre) and in the Mediterranean will help relieve a market that has seen severe disruption over the past two years. Some of the 40’ HC pallet-wides, greatly appreciated by large retailers, will then set sail for the West Indies and French Guiana to re-stock the supermarket shelves. Marfret currently has a fleet of 20,000 containers at its clients’ disposal.