Textainer has ordered 1,000 PrimeLINE ONE refrigerated containers from Carrier Transicold and Singamas Container Holdings Limited, making it the first major container leasing company to acquire the new model.
John Simmons, vice president of refrigerated containers at Textainer, said: “As a major supplier of refrigerated containers to shipping lines around the world, we have one of the industry’s youngest and fastest-growing reefer fleets.”
“The PrimeLINE ONE refrigerated container further advances our commitment to provide our customers with equipment that is built to the highest specifications using the latest technology.”
The PrimeLINE ONE refrigerated container was developed through a joint initiative of Carrier Transicold and Singamas to provide a solution that takes advantage of Carrier’s PrimeLINE container refrigeration system, which is assembled on-site into a custom-configured container in a streamlined manufacturing process.
It provides an alternative to the traditional approach of bolting a complete refrigeration system to the front end of an insulated shipping container.
The 40 ft, high-cube units are exclusively assembled at a new Carrier Transicold facility located next to Singamas’ refrigerated container plant in Qingdao, China.
Willy Yeo, director, marketing, global container refrigeration at Carrier Transicold, stated: “The design of the PrimeLINE ONE container and its dedicated assembly facility enable us to optimise lead times for Textainer. At the same time, the containers deliver the same familiar benefits of the PrimeLINE system.”