The global cold chain is experiencing a time of explosive growth and is attributed to the rising demand for frozen food and increasing global trade. Due to the increased demand for more cold storage and transport facilities, leading cold chain companies are looking for efficient and economical methods of transporting products safely. One of the biggest challenges can be finding the right shipping containers for products. |
Thermal shipping containers, or reefers as they are often referred to, are prevalent in the cold chain. These shipping containers are designed to transport temperature-sensitive products and can to be reused over an extended period of time. Reefers are used to transport products where cold temperatures need to be maintained. Because of they way reefers are built (with interior door, roof, floor and wall insulation) they are efficient at maintaining inside temperatures for extend periods of time. Utilization of the latest cooling technology in reefers is critical.
Reusable reefer containers have advantages such as: Reduce the number of shipping containers needed by a fleet: Increased payload space results in fewer shipping containers needed. One shipping container can be reused several times and allows for multiple temperature ranges and extended duration
Recyclable: 90% of the material used in reusable shipping containers are recyclable, so they can be used multiple times, thus minimizing waste and recycling fees Superior component parts: By allowing temperature control and extended shipping durations, the performance of the shipping containers is increased.
Increased durability and elimination of the use of ice, dry ice and gel packs: The containers are constructed from durable components which have the ability to maintain extreme temperatures, eliminating the need for hazardous dry ice, wet ice or gel packs
Customization: Shipping containers can be customized to meet special temperature ranges as needed. In addition, it permits universal options for branding and marketing Reduce freight costs: By reducing the dimensional weight no additional cost will be charged to the end customer Reduce excursions: It provides consistent temperature throughout the entire duration of shipment
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