Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New Reefer Order for Custom Configured Containers from Box Leasing Company

First Purchase of its Type Follows Recent Success
Shipping News Feature
US – CHINA – WORLDWIDE – Following the purchase of 5,000 reefer containers by MSC last month, Textainer has placed a 1,000-unit order for the PrimeLINE ONE™ refrigerated container by Carrier Transicold and Singamas Container Holdings Limited, making it the first major container leasing company to acquire the innovative new refrigerated container. John Simmons, vice president, Refrigerated Containers, Textainer, explained the purchase thus:

“As a major supplier of refrigerated containers to shipping lines around the world, we have one of the industry’s youngest and fastest-growing reefer fleets. The PrimeLINE ONE refrigerated container further advances our commitment to provide our customers with equipment that is built to the highest specifications using the latest technology.”

The PrimeLINE ONE refrigerated container was developed through a joint initiative by the two companies to provide a solution that takes advantage of Carrier’s industry-best-selling PrimeLINE® container refrigeration system, which is assembled on-site into a custom-configured container in a streamlined manufacturing process. It provides an alternative to the traditional approach of bolting a complete refrigeration system to the front end of an insulated shipping container.

The 40-foot, high-cube PrimeLINE ONE containers are exclusively assembled at a new Carrier Transicold facility located next to Singamas’ refrigerated container plant in Qingdao, China. Willy Yeo, director, marketing, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold, commented:

“We’re delighted that Textainer has endorsed the PrimeLINE ONE container for their latest acquisition. The design of the PrimeLINE ONE container and its dedicated assembly facility enable us to optimize lead times for Textainer. At the same time, the containers deliver the same familiar benefits of the PrimeLINE system.”