Uses for Refrigerated Containers

Shipping containers are used daily to move goods all around the world. What if you had something that had to be preserved or stored at a specific temperature? What if they had to be shipped all around the world? Refrigerated containers are the answer, and we at Carolina Containers can provide them.

What are Refrigerated Shipping Containers? In the industry they are referred to as reefers or intermodal containers. They are standard shipping containers that can maintain specific temperatures between -18 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. These containers are equipped with diesel generators to maintain the set temperature when there is no electrical power source. While the containers sit on land, they are connected to an external power source. The two container sizes are 20 and 40-foot lengths. Most of the time, perishable goods are shipped in these containers like dairy, frozen products, vegetables, seafood, and meat, but refrigerated containers are also used for medical supplies since many medications and vaccines are temperature sensitive. Once the container reaches its destination, it can be put anywhere it’s needed since it is a standalone container.

As technology improves, refrigeration systems are more accurate and reliable than they were forty years ago. Some are built with a water-cooling system. These containers can be stored below deck on a ship without requiring ventilation to remove the heat that is generated by standard refrigerated containers..

As this article has states, refrigerated containers have a significant number of uses. They can be used for medical supplies, and perishable foods to keep them cold or frozen because these reefer containers have a broad range of controllable temperatures. They also are about as mobile as one can get. They can be sold with or without the generators in new or reused conditions. These reefers can be shipped locally or internationally, whichever is needed.

For more information on refrigerated containers and their uses for your business, contact Carolina Containers at 919-562-9187.

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