The port in the Western State of Washington and Oakland, California are increasing safety procedures having some Reefer-refrigerated freight cars–or–exploded in Viet Nam and Brazil, killing a total of three dockworkers, MSNBC reports. Damaged coolant that may cause an explosion; This bad cooling used in the container up to 8,000 cars that have undergone maintenance in Viet Nam since February.
Requests for such containers can often be a barometer of trading activity. The Rebound in global trade earlier this year encouraged shipping companies are increasingly relying on companies that hire containers, Bloomberg reports. Cargo box steel demand may see boost 11 percent this year.
Even with the predicted growing demand for container, some port workers refusing to work in Oakland from fear the Reefer is going to explode. However, representatives of the shipping company Maersk Line, which exploded, said Reefer "necessary precautions have been taken to avoid further incidents," the goods news outlet IFW reports.
However, Chris peeler, a member of the Committee on labor relations international Longshore and warehouse Union in Seattle told MSNBC, which, so far, experts "cannot determine the problem."
Although Reefer shipping industry might be giving some problems right now, since the advent of World War II, containerization has made the process of shipping safer and more efficient. 2001 Report of the International Organization for Standardization, the body responsible for Standardization of containers, it is predicted that containerization has reduced the cost and time required to move goods globally with 35 and 84 per cent, respectively.