In today’s globalized world, international trade and transportation of goods have become integral to businesses across industries. However, some goods require specialized handling to preserve their quality and shelf life during transit. This is where Reefer containers come into play, offering a reliable solution for temperature-controlled shipping. In this guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about Reefer containers and their significance in the logistics industry.

What is a Reefer container?

A Reefer container, short for “Refrigerated Container,” is a specialized shipping container designed to maintain a constant temperature and humidity level. These containers are equipped with an integrated refrigeration unit, allowing them to transport perishable goods, such as fruits, vegetables, pharmaceuticals, meat, and dairy products, over long distances without compromising their quality.

How Reefer container work:

Reefer containers work on the principles of refrigeration and insulation. The refrigeration unit utilizes a compressor, condenser, evaporator, and cooling fan to regulate the internal temperature. The container’s insulation prevents external temperature fluctuations from affecting the cargo, ensuring a consistent and controlled environment throughout the journey.

Advantages of Reefer containers:

Extended Shelf Life: Reefer containers enable businesses to extend the shelf life of perishable goods, reducing spoilage and minimizing waste.

Global Reach: With Reefer containers, businesses can ship temperature-sensitive products to distant markets, opening up lucrative opportunities for international trade.

Versatility: Reefer containers can maintain both chilled and frozen temperatures, making them suitable for a wide range of products, from fresh produce to deep-frozen items.

Regulatory Compliance: Many industries, such as pharmaceuticals and food, have strict regulations governing temperature control during transportation. Reefer containers help businesses meet these compliance requirements.

To discuss your needs for reefer containers, get in touch with Global Container and Chassis immediately to check the inventory near you. Our hardworking agent’s prepared to offer you dependable, temperature-controlled solutions that maintain the quality and freshness of your perishable goods throughout their travels.

1. Temperature Control: Reefer containers provide precise temperature control, typically between -35°C and +30°C (-31°F and +86°F), making it possible to transport commodities that need a certain temperature range to stay fresh and safe for use or consumption.

2. Insulation and Cooling Systems: The containers are designed with high-quality insulation materials to minimize heat transfer and maintain a stable temperature. They are equipped with efficient cooling systems that utilize mechanical compression, absorption, or cryogenic technology, depending on the specific requirements of the cargo.

3. Advanced Monitoring: Reefer containers are equipped with advanced temperature and humidity monitoring systems. These systems allow real-time monitoring and ensure that set temperature and humidity levels are maintained throughout the trip. Any discrepancies or variations are immediately recognized and can be corrected immediately to maintain load quality.

4. Ventilation and air circulation: To prevent moisture build-up and ensure proper air circulation, refrigerated containers are equipped with ventilation systems that maintain optimal humidity levels. This is important for perishables that are sensitive to excess moisture or that require controlled air exchange.

5. Size Options: We offer a range of reefer container sizes, including 20 ft, 40 ft, and 40 ft High Cube, to accommodate various cargo volumes and transportation needs. These containers provide ample space while maintaining the necessary temperature conditions.

Container SizeInterior Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Payload CapacityTare WeightCubic Capacity
20ft17.9ft x 7.5ft x 7.5ft27,400 kg
(60,471 lbs)
(6,791.4 lbs)
28.3 cubic meters
(999 cubic feet)
40ft37.9ft x 7.5ft x 7.4ft27,700 kg
(61,078 lbs)
(10,584 lbs)
59.3 cubic meters
(2,093.3 cubic feet)
40ft HC37.9ft x 7.5ft x 8.36ft29,520kg
(65,080 lbs)
(9,880 lbs)
67.3 cubic meters
(2,380 cubic feet)
Please note that the dimensions are approximate and can vary slightly between different manufacturers. 

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