Antwerp, Belgium-based Seatrade Group NV has acquired more than 2,400 Carrier Transicold PrimeLine container refrigeration units, including 2,000 featuring energy-saving technology.
“The PrimeLine units were selected for their reliability and performance, as well as Carrier’s extensive support network,” Gerben van Zwieten, global manager of container logistics for Seatrade, said in a news release. “Pulldown and temperature control, which tie to cargo quality, and power consumption were all taken into account through three live tests of all refrigeration systems.”
The PrimeLine units, installed primarily on 40-foot high-cube containers, have been acquired through lease and are being deployed in all trade routes served by Seatrade. The 2,000 containers with Edge technology were specified with optional water-cooled condensers to support the under-deck water-cooling system of Seatrade’s newest 2,200-TEU (20-foot-equivalent) Color Class vessels, the recently launched Seatrade Orange, Seatrade Red, Seatrade White and Seatrade Blue, and two more now being built. Edge technology improves efficiency by 20% over a standard PrimeLine unit, Seatrade said.
Seatrade operates 100 reefer vessels.
Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.