Oceanex Invests $8 Million to Expand its Refrigerated Services

ST. JOHN'S, NL, June 19, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Oceanex Inc., a key provider of transportation services to Newfoundland and Labrador, is once again demonstrating its commitment to its customers and the province with the addition of 125 new 53' marine rated refrigerated containers for the handling of domestic fresh & frozen  goods to its existing fleet, an investment in excess of $8 million.

According to Executive Chairman, Captain Sid Hynes "the addition of the new equipment will increase Oceanex's capacity for the transportation of fresh & frozen goods from Central Canada to Newfoundland and Labrador by 400%." Oceanex has a long history of handling domestic temperature controlled freight to the province and is the primary transportation provider for fish exports bound for international destinations. Working closely with its partners, suppliers, and customers, Oceanex developed a unique 53' marine-rated refrigerated container that can handle their fresh and frozen goods destined for Newfoundland and Labrador. Added to this, to ensure product integrity, Oceanex has invested heavily in its temperature controlled transportation systems, including state of the art temperature monitoring equipment, spare parts inventory, and employee training for servicing the new equipment. The refrigerated containers are environmentally friendly, designed to operate on electric power at terminals and onboard vessels, which further reduces air emissions and improves our environmental footprint.

The expansion of its service offerings is in keeping with Oceanex's strategic plan and vision to becoming the most successful transportation company in eastern Canada for all types of goods. Oceanex Inc., an ISO certified company focused on safety and customer service, offers a complete range of shipping and trucking services to Newfoundland and Labrador from anywhere in North America. Oceanex sets the pace in service efficiency, safe operations and reliability. It provides a consistent year-round service to and from the Ports of Montreal, Halifax and St. John's with a fleet of ice-classed vessels often sailing in harsh weather conditions. The twice weekly service from Montreal and Halifax ensures a fast, reliable and on-time service performance.

To find out more, visit our web site at www.oceanex.com and follow us on Twitter @Officialoceanex.



Image with caption: "Oceanex's prototype 53' marine rated refrigerated container. Photo taken at its pier in St. John's, Newfoundland. Photo Credit: Oceanex Inc. (CNW Group/OCEANEX INC.)". Image available at: https://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150619_C8964_PHOTO_EN_18254.jpg

For further information: Lori Caines, Oceanex Inc., 709-758-1407, lcaines@oceanex.com


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