Boluda Corporación Marítima’s shipping division improves connections between the Peninsula and the Canary Islands with new services, vessels and more reefers

Boluda Corporación Marítima’s shipping company Boluda Lines concluded a highly successful exhibitor participation at Fruit Attraction 2018, The International Trade Fair for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry, which served as a platform to inform clients about investment and expansion of its lines, programmed to offer a specialized service with higher quality and efficiency in cold chain fruit and vegetables shipment.

Boluda Corporación Marítima’s comprehensive transport logistics and international cargo management division Boluda Lines attended Fruit Attraction for the first time with its own stand, responding to customer demand and showcasing expansion into new markets, in line with its commitment to internationalization in its service, which has increased during the last year from 11 to 14 lines. The maritime routes link the Iberian Peninsula with the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Northern Europe, the West coast of Africa and Cape Verde, as well as the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway Line in Latin America.

Boluda Lines also took the opportunity to inform customers about the major redesign underway in cold chain shipping between the Canary Islands and northern Spain, where it has opted to transport cargo from the Canary Islands and the south of the Peninsula to the north of the country via maritime services instead of by land. An example of this strategy is to transport Canarian plantains using new connections from La Palma in the Canary Islands along the Cantabrian coast to the ports of Bilbao and Vilagarcía de Arousa.

Expansion of reefer fleet

Boluda’s shipping company has also increased quality in maritime services with the expansion of the reefer container fleet, investing mainly in 45ft reefers, the most in-demand containers in the sector. Boluda Lines currently has 1,500 40ft and more than 100 45ft reefer containers and in 2019 the company is planning to continue along the lines of this years’ major investment in 45ft reefers.

Boluda Lines is also carrying out operational improvements in export of horticultural produce, using Boluda Maritime Terminals Las Palmas as a hub for the west coast of Africa. The Boluda Corporación Marítima shipping company will use this port in the Canary Islands as a transhipment platform to direct all exports from the Peninsula to the countries on the west coast of Africa.

The International Trade Fair for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry this year celebrated its 10th anniversary in Ifema (Madrid) from 23 to 25 October. Boluda Lines has attended as a visitor to this important fair for the last nine years, this year participating with its own stand in the event, which was attended by 1,600 exhibiting companies and 70,000 professionals from 120 countries.

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