Refrigerated shipping containers are quick and cost-effective solutions for customers requiring climate controlled storage. Ranging in temperatures from -15 F to 75F, these containers can be set up on the ground for easy ground level access or left on a chassis trailer for customers with loading docks. Refrigerated shipping containers are equipped with electronic refrigeration machinery requiring 460V 3-Phase power. These electronics are easily maintained and are more cost effective than diesel refrigeration trailers. Unlike diesel machinery, On-Site refrigerated shipping containers require no refueling and are much quieter to operate with no harmful exhaust.
Refrigerated Container Sizes
|20′ Refrigerated Containers
Exterior Dimensions 20′ L x 8′ W x 8’6 H
Interior Dimensions 17′ L x 7’6 W x 7’6 H
Door Opening 7’2 W x 7’5 H
Tare Weight 6,830 lbs.
Max Gross Weight 67,200 lbs.
Max Payload 60,370 lbs.
| 40′ High Cube Refrigerated Containers
Exterior Dimensions 40′ L x 8′ W x 9’6″ H
Interior Dimensions 37′ L x 7′ 6″ W x 8’3″ H
Door Opening 7’6″ W x 8’3″ H
Tare Weight 10,270 lbs.
Max Gross Weight 74,960 lbs.
Max Payload 64,690 lbs.
Refrigerated Electric vs. Diesel Container Cost Comparison
(Based on averages and estimates of prices)
|Electric Powered||Diesel Powered|
|Monthly Rental Fee (12 mo. term)||$700||$1,100|
|Monthly Usage||400 hours||400 hours|
|Engine Usage Run Time Fee||$1.10/hr||$1.10/hr|
|Total Run Time Cost||$440||$440|
|Diesel Fuel Used||0||400 gallons|
|Diesel Per Gallon Price||$0.00||$4.20|
|Monthly Diesel Fuel Cost||$0.00||$1,680|
|Diesel Delivery Fee||N/A||$50.00|
|Total Monthly Diesel Delivery Cost||N/A||$400|
|Total Monthly Charge||$1,140.00||$3,620.00|
Advantages of a Refrigerated Electric vs. Diesel Container:
• Lower cost to Purchase or Rent
Heavy Duty Construction
• Aluminum Exterior
Buying a Refrigerated Shipping Container
When buying a refrigerated shipping container know what to look for. It’s important to know the required size and type of power supply.
Refrigerated shipping containers are sometimes called “reefers.” These containers hold cargo sensitive to temperature. The container is designed for deep frozen, frozen and chilled cargo. Examples include produce, meat, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.
Reefers keep items cool by circulating cold air throughout the container. Depending on specific items, the container temperature ranges from -15 F to 75 F.
Dimensions of reefers are the same as a regular containers.
Types and Sizes
There are two main types of reefers. These include porthole and integrated containers.
A porthole container is insulated with two holes on the rear wall. The cold air pumps through the holes.
The second type is the integrated container. These have an integrated cooling system. Vents distribute the air from the floor to the top of the container.
These are easier to move and transport between different areas. Reefer containers are made with heavy-duty materials including aluminum and stainless steel and the size of an average refrigerated container is the same as non-refrigerated containers. Most common types are 20 feet and 40 feet in length. The size you choose depends on how much cargo you need to transport.
There are several benefits to refrigerated shipping. Reefers don’t emit harmful exhaust like diesel refrigeration trailers. They are environmentally friendly and don’t require refueling. The transportation and installation is easier by its technology. They have unmatched durability against rough weather conditions and treatment.
Reefers are cost-effective. These containers are cheaper to rent and operate than other forms of refrigerated transport.
Buying a Container
Buying a reefer isn’t too difficult. First, consider the use of the container. This determines size and temperature. Every reefer has a description of its dimensions and certifications. The items you’re transporting also advise how many containers you’ll need and how many trips there will be.
A refrigerated shipping container is the ultimate multipurpose transport for items that need to stay cool. It can be used for large events, factory stores, and so much more. Finally, consider cost. Look for a refrigerated container that meets your requirements and is reasonably priced. Start the process of getting refrigerated transport by getting a free price quote here.