ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd has expanded its refrigerated shipping capabilities with 1,000 new containers equipped with Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLINE refrigeration unit.
The new 40 ft-high cube containers will help the Haifa, Israel-based shipping line to accommodate growth and solidify its commitment to having ample refrigerated sources to support its customers during the pandemic.
Many of the new containers will ship temperature-sensitive perishable cargoes and high value pharmaceutical products.
Moti Azari, reefer trade manager at ZIM, said: “With thousands of PrimeLINE units already in service to our fleet over many years, the refrigeration system has proven itself to be a highly capable performer.
“The unit’s excellent refrigeration capabilities, energy efficiency and record of reliability, backed by Carrier Transicold’s responsive field support team, are all vitally important to our fleet operations, especially so, during these unprecedented times amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Cariier Transicold’s PrimeLINE unit offers rapid temperature pull-down, tight temperature control, high energy efficiency and high air flow performance which is integral to the transportation of high-value cargoes.
An advanced digital scroll compressor helps to reduce power draw, which also results in reduced CO2 emissions.
Through the Healthy, Safe, Sustainable, Cold Chain programme Carrier Transicold helps its customers to meet the rapidly evolving supply chain demands to make their cold chain activities more efficient.
Kay Henze, international key account manager for global container refrigeration at Carrier Transciold, said: “We appreciate the opportunity to continue supporting ZIM with our PrimeLINE units, which have been the industry sales leader for more than a decade with best-in-class refrigeration performance.”