New Boxes Developed to Ship Live Lobsters

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 25, 2016

Image: CMA CGM

Image: CMA CGM

CMA CGM Group develops AQUAVIVA, a new generation of containers to transport live lobsters
The CMA CGM Group has launched a new generation of containers which allows for the safe carriage of live lobsters in their original water in conditions maintaining their natural habitat. The development, called AQUAVIVA, relies on CMA CGM’s reefer specialist expertise and the technology INNOPURE, developed by EMYG Environnement & Aquaculture.
According to CMA CGM, lobsters were previously carried either frozen by sea or alive and on ice by airfreight. With the new AQUAVIVA container, they can now travel by sea in optimal conditions maintaining their natural habitat, the shipper said. This mode of transport relies on three major characteristics that replicates lobsters’ natural living conditions, guarantees the water’s optimum temperature during transportation and preserves the water’s oxygen level and quality thanks to INNOPURE and its natural filtration system.
Lobsters are carried in optimal conditions during the whole transport process within their natural water, from fishing area until arrival at wholesalers or restaurants. This guarantees first-day freshness and quality even over a long term conservation.
The arrival of the Aquaviva container is the result of four years of research and development between CMA CGM Reefer teams and EMYG Environnement & Aquaculture, a company specialized in water purification and filtration. Initial markets will be North America and Europe. The collaboration will continue and will allowing maritime transportation for other live seafood.
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