Evergreen has selected Star Cool as the approved reefer machine for its growing reefer operations with an initial order for 1,800 such reefers from Maersk Container Industry (MCI) scheduled for delivery during Q2 2020.
Prior to placing the order, the Taiwanese company spent most of 2019 running live trials across its global network involving all relevant reefer machines, including Star Cool.
The carrier subsequently conducted an evaluation, which included not just the performance of the individual reefers but also aspects such as cargo care and service support.
Among other things, the results of these extensive tests confirmed that Star Cool achieved the lowest energy consumption of all brands, the fastest temperature pulldown and seamless customer service, according to MCI.
A statement from Evergreen noted: “When we began the process of selecting a new brand for our reefer fleet, we were looking for the ability to offer our customers the most reliable service as well as the documented lowest carbon footprint, which made Star Cool a clear choice.”
Soren Leth Johannsen, chief commercial officer at MCI, stated: “At MCI, we are all very proud to have earned the trust of Evergreen in adding Star Cool to their global reefer operations, particularly after such an impressively rigid testing and selection process.”