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Temperature Controlled Ocean Freight

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 Temperature Controlled Containers

There are certain goods that are sensitive to temperature changes and climate conditions. These goods require special handling and specialized containers to maintain the desired temperatures and proper airflow.

When to ship Temperature Controlled Ocean Freight?

Any time your goods need to be maintained at a certain temperature such as when shipping fresh food or pharmaceuticals.

If you’re shipping temperature sensitive items, talk with one of our experts.

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Reefer Container

The reefer container, or refrigerated container are built to keep cargo warm or cold. Thermally insulated walls are paired with compressors that allow the goods being shipped to remain at a constant temperature. There’s usually adjustable ventilation that will allow the container to have better internal airflow if needed. Most containers can keep temperatures from -30C to +30C.

Sizes: (Length x Width x Height)

  • 20’ x 8’ x 8’6”
  • 40’ x 8’ x 8’6”
  • 40’ x 8 x 9’6” (High Cube)

A “reefer container” is a refrigerated shipping container used to store or transport frozen or cold goods perishable items or goods that require temperature control.

Reefers make an excellent, portable solution for short or long term storage and can be used to ship or truck goods over long distances as they can be plugged into the power station on ships or have clipped on generators attached.

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Insulated shipping container

Insulated Container

A clean dry space for your goods. Insulated containers are used in situation where the importer/exporters want to keep moisture from building up on the inside of the container or want to keep their goods at a specific temperature.

Sizes: (Length x Width x Height)

  • 20’ x 8’ x 8’6”
  • 40’ x 8’ x 8’6”
  • 40’ x 8 x 9’6” (High Cube)

Insulated containers also provide a door on one of the short ends for loading/unloading and ventilation. Insulated containers can use the vessels cooling “clip-on” unit for temperature control.

Knowing which type of container you will need for your shipment is important and can save you time and money. Whether FCL or LCL our experts will guide you to the best option for your ocean freight shipment.

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