Samskip purchases new reefer containers
Samskip, the Dutch multimodal logistics company, has added 150 new 40-foot high cube reefers to its 17,000-container fleet. Being equipped with the most advanced cooling and freezing functionalities, these boxes will be deployed on the company’s shortsea services connecting the major European ports.
The newly acquired reefers were made in line with Samskip’s sustainability policy: they have a new waterborne paint, a stronger anti-corrosion layer and an improved impact resistance that make them stronger and more durable to weather conditions. Moreover, the boxes have another important feature. It is a state-of-the-art generator set, designed specifically for long-distance transportation of deep-frozen, frozen, chilled, or heated cargo in a temperature range of -30 to +30 degrees Celsius. Reefers are also unique as they are very light weighing only 410 kilogrammes which has a flat composite inner lining and thus are lighter and stronger allowing a smoother loading or unloading.
Samskip is planning to use the new refrigerators in its rotation across Europe in the next few months. They will be deployed for moving temperature-sensitive goods. “Adding new reefer containers enable us to serve our customers with new and fresh stock and also meet the large demand for new containers and equipment availability in the current market,” said Viðar Örn Traustason, head of equipment at Samskip.
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