Hamburg Süd turned to Cambridge Refrigeration Technology, Cambridge, UK to conduct operational trials and laboratory tests on all refrigeration units and energy-saving software solutions on the market and according to Martin Schoeler, Hamburg Süd’s, deputy of director, Logistics Technology, “PrimeLINE proved to be a superior model in efficiency terms.”
“When compared to the industry average, the 3,000 PrimeLINE units are expected to save enough energy over their life of operation to avoid approximately 70,000 tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to removing more than 1,000 cars from the road over the same period,” said John Mandyck, Carrier’s vice president for Sustainability & Environmental Strategies.
According to the company, the PrimeLINE unit was designed specifically to improve energy efficiency while reducing environmental impact and lifecycle costs for refrigerated containers. The unit’s reduced power requirements also help shipping lines conserve fuel, thereby reducing emissions related to shipboard power generation. It uses environmentally sound R-134a, which has the lowest global warming potential of all contemporary container refrigerants.