The 360 Quality Association is an alliance of reefer shipping lines and seaport terminals specialised in the handling of reefer cargoes. The aim of the Association is not only to maintain the high standards established in the chain, but also to continuously improve the quality of handling, storage and transport of reefer cargoes. To do so, it requires specialised reefer vessels and terminals to be audited and certified according to the Association’s own guidelines.
We have been instrumental in the development of the survey form and guidelines, putting us in a valuable position to undertake these audits.Contact an expert
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