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20’reefer containers with fresh yeast to Dakar

For several years WWL ALS (Belgie) bvba, Antwerp have transported 2 or 3 x 20’reefer containers weekly containing fresh yeast from Europe - Gent, Belgium to Senegal, Africa for the company Algist Bruggeman situated in Gent.

30th December 2011

ALS' client produces yeast and due to its nature it needs to be collected very quickly.

The ALS team arranges the position of the reefer containers at the client's factory with genset connection, so the temperature remains at +1°C during its journey to the port of Antwerp.

After loading ALS bring back the container to the port of Antwerp where it is plugged in again at the required temperature.

When the vessel starts loading, the reefer containers are taken on board and plugged in again.

Throughout the journey, shipping line personnel regularly monitor the reefer containers using an electronic microprocessor and data-loggers, which record all parameters.

Even when the reefer is unplugged, the data-logger continues to record temperatures in the container:

  • Supply air temperature
  • Return air temperature
  • Ambient temperature
  • Cargo temperature (optional)
  • Humidity level

Other actions which could impact on the quality of the merchandise are also monitored and recorded:

  • Tuning operations
  • Modifying the parameters
  • Interventions
  • Breakdowns
  • Alarms
  • Connecting / disconnecting the containers

After the vessel has departed, WWL ALS issue the bill of lading and a waiver certificate for Senegal which is still required for this destination.