Refrigerated Cargo

 CMA CGM Reefer

A large variety of goods requires specific atmosphere, temperature or humidity level to be shipped. For such type of sensitive cargo, the slightest detail can make all the difference.

CMA CGM refrigerated containers are specifically designed for the transport of perishable goods in a temperature-controlled environment. They come with a wide variety of sizes and with all the latest technologies. These containers are named Reefers.

Thanks to our large and modern Reefer container fleet, our skilled Reefer experts all over the globe and our various assets as a leading worldwide shipping group, CMA CGM can bring you unmatched expertise for your Reefer needs.


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Key figures

2ndlargest Reefer carrierin the world

302,650Reefer plugs

385,000Reefer containers(TEUs)

750+agencies worldwide


200+shipping lines

Key Benefits

? The most technologically advanced fleet in the industry

With an average age of seven years, our Reefer fleet is one of the youngest and most technologically advanced in the industry and integrates the last innovations in terms of efficiency and service.

? A Tailor-made customer service

Our dedicated Reefer team carefully follows up each special reefer shipment.

? A large variety of Reefer Services

Including sophisticated controlled atmosphere containers (monitoring Oxygen and CO2 levels into the units) or unique deliveries like Reeflex for liquids, Aquaviva for live seafood, pharma premium package or Climactive for very sensitive fruits.

The Reeference in the world

 CMA CGM Reeference

To provide the best cargo service, CMA CGM puts at your disposal the second largest Reefer container fleet in the world with more than 200,000 containers (385,000 TEU) but also one of the youngest and most technologically advanced in the industry.

Consisting of 20’, 40’ High Cube and 45’ (32/33 Pallet Wide) containers, our Reefer fleet can transport goods at temperatures ranging from ultra-low settings (-40°C and below) to +30°C ensuring the best care for your products.

Equipped with electronics for cooling, heating and modifying the air, our containers allow us to monitor and control all types of data remotely. Will it be oxygen or CO2 levels, or providing you with technical solutions for almost anything you want to ship, like Reeflex for liquids, Aquaviva for live seafood, Climactive for sensitive fruits, or Pharma premium package for example.

Stéphane Nielsen

Stéphane Nielsen

Director of the Reefer activity at CMA CGM Headquarters

Our customers are looking for a shipping company who can take care of their product in the very same way they take care of their production. They know that they can rely on us all over the world to deliver their perishable goods in the perfect way to the destination they want. Today most of CMA CGM customers consider our relation as a partnership.

Expertise as an Added Value

With its dedicated Reefer team at our Marseille headquarter and a large network of specialists in more than 80 countries all over the world, CMA CGM is renowned as one of the most skilled partner for any shipment requiring controlled atmosphere, temperature or humidity.

Not only can we provide you with the right tools for your cargo, but our Reefer experts will also focus on the development of innovative solutions for any of your cargo needs.

Furthermore, our teams are continuously committed to ensure the proper functioning of your refrigerated containers at each stage of its journey:

  • While entering and exiting the containers park
  • While traveling on trains or trucks
  • When stored at a port terminal
  • During the trip on the vessel

Find more information on our advanced solutions on our dedicated pages.

Meet the team!

CMA CGM Reefer team

All customers in need of tailor-made solutions can meet our Reefer specialists during various trade shows and conferences we attend all around the world.

Our experts will be glad to answer your questions and provide you with solutions regarding the transport of goods requiring atmosphere, humidity or temperature control.

A global shipping network

 CMA CGM Global Shipping Network

Aside from our Reefer expertise and equipment, you will benefit from CMA CGM’s numerous assets as one of the largest worldwide shipping groups, such as:

  • Seamless global coverage,
  • Large variety of cargo services,
  • Optimal control over the supply chain,
  • Modern and reliable vessel fleet.

With such assets, we can offer you the best technical solutions for refrigerated transportation of your sensitive goods coupled with door-to-door solutions allowing you to carry goods from almost all origins to almost all markets with global services (inland solutions, intermodal offer, insurance package,etc.).

Reefer special servicesReefer Special Services: Discover our wide range of Reefer Services to find the one that will suits your cargo needs.

Cargo Value SerenityCargo Value Serenity: At CMA CGM, we care beyong shipping all the way. That’s why we’ve created Cargo Value SERENITY to make the entire shipping experience simpler, seamless and more efficient.

Container preparationContainer Preparation: Discover our whole range of services dedicated to help you prepare and ship your containers in the easiest and most efficient way according to your business needs.

Inland SolutionsInland Solutions: In addition to our maritime offer, discover our comprehensive door-to-door services for seamless continental connections with rail, road or barges and offer you a safe multi-modal solution from the production sites up to the very last miles.


CMA CGM Group is continuously committed in developing cargo solutions combining quality and innovation with environmental protection.

CMA CGM implements different eco-friendly solutions to its fleet, particularly in regards to energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

In its vast majority, our container fleet includes:

  • Low consumption refrigerated containers reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions during the voyage,
  • Units equipped with management software that can monitor the temperature of the goods throughout their journey and save some energy.

The Group also regularly acquires new vessels in order to permanently integrate the latest environmental technologies to its fleet. We are the first shipping group to deploy LNG powered giant vessels in 2020.

Learn more about CMA CGM's environmental protection.

Contact & Help

 CMA CGM Reefer

For rates and bookings, contact your nearest Local Agency.

If you have any questions regarding Reefer services, please Mailcontact our Reefer experts.

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