Belgium (November 25, 2008) - Buenos Aires-based shipping line Maruba added another 500 Thermo King MAGNUM® container reefers to its fleet earlier this year, all of which are in service for shipments from Argentina's East Coast to Europe and the Far East. The units were picked up from Capital Intermodal, a new, Germany-based leasing company.
Maruba first added MAGNUM units in the fall of 2007. "They were very happy with the equipment, particularly with the lower fuel consumption on their first 300 units," said Gino Ansaldi, Thermo King sales & service manager, South America. "We've enjoyed a great working relationship with Maruba and are excited to continue helping them as they grow their business." Maruba's aggressive refrigerated fleet expansion will help support growing export markets. "Because the MAGNUM units require less power than competitive models, more reefers can be onboard each vessel to better accommodate the demands," explained Ansaldi.
To keep the fleet running and maintained, Maruba depends on Thermo King's expansive dealer network, which provides quality, dependable service. In addition, local dealership personnel and Thermo King corporate staff provide training courses for sales, logistics and operational personnel so that the MAGNUM units are run optimally and correctly throughout their expansive temperature range - from -35 degree C to fresh setpoints. It was Thermo King service that first impressed Maruba. The company has received service support from the local Thermo King dealer on 30 previously acquired generator sets since 2005. It was the customer service, coupled with the lower fuel consumption of the Thermo King genset, that initiated discussions about the MAGNUM unit and its capabilities.
"Efficient fuel consumption, fast pull-down, reliability, best-in-class temperature setpoints, and responsive customer service are all desired - and needed - throughout today's Cold Chain industry," said Fernando Taquino, equipment & reefer control manager, Maruba. "Thermo King provides all of these benefits. We appreciate it, and so do our customers."
With an objective of increasing the scope of its services while offering a response consistent with timing and dynamics of foreign trade processes worldwide, Maruba is present in four continents and operates a fleet of container ships, bulk carriers, multipurpose, tugboats, and barges. The company provides all types of service including frozen and chilled cargo from both coasts of South America to Asia, Europe, the United States, the Mediterranean and related areas.
More information can be found at www.maruba.com.ar.
Thermo King is the global leader in solutions for temperature-controlled transport, supplying the world market from 11 production facilities and over 800 distributors world-wide. The company offers a wide range of refrigeration and heating units for vehicles of all sizes, from small vans to large trailers, as well as airborne and ocean-going containers. In addition Thermo King provides heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment for passenger buses and railcars.
Thermo King also offers service maintenance programmes and finance solutions, as well as a range of accessories, temperature monitoring, and tracking equipment. For more information on Thermo King's products and services please visit www.thermoking.com.
Thermo King is a business unit of leading diversified industrial company Ingersoll Rand, a global provider of products, services, and integrated solutions to industries as diverse as transportation, manufacturing, construction and agriculture. Further information on Ingersoll Rand can be found on the company's website at www.irco.com.
Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.
Bram Robichez, Thermo King Corporation
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