Refrigerated shipping containers are quick and cost-effective solutions for customers requiring climate controlled storage. Ranging in temperatures from -15 F to 60 F, 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 440V 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.
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 60 F.
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 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. You can see the cities and prices we serve out of here on the page for Refrigerated Containers. If you don’t see a nearby city listed, you can contact us for a possible custom order, depending upon inventory.