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COSCO opts for active controlled-atmosphere EverFRESH systems

COSCO opts for active controlled-atmosphere EverFRESH systems
Carrier Transicold's EverFRESH system

COSCO Shipping Lines has enhanced its refrigerated cargo fleet with the next generation EverFRESH active controlled-atmosphere (CA) systems from Carrier Transicold.

The EverFresh’s high-perfoming system enables perishable shipments to travel farther, while retaining commodity quality.

Suresh Duraisamy, associate director, global container refrigeration at Carrier Transicold, said: “The next-gen everFRESH units will maintain atmosphere at precise points to sustain produce quality and extend shelf-life for a wide range of perishables.

“The systems provide the quality our customers have come to expect, with new technology that builds on the first-generation EverFRESH units’ robust design and proven performance, to propel their fleets into the future.”

The EverFRESH system’s active injection technology allows the container to be pre-charged with CO2 at the start of the voyage and automatically add more over the course of the trip.

Carrier Transicold is the only container refrigerated system manufacturer in the market today offering a CA system with an integrated option to add CO2 on demand.

Using active CA technology, the system optimises the balance of oxygen and CO2 within a refrigerated container, slowing respiration and the natural ripening of the commodity inside.

It also generates high-purity nitrogen to displace oxygen more quickly and responsively, rather than relying on cargo respiration alone to gradually reduce oxygen levels.

The EverFRESH system maintains a positive air pressure within the container, making it far less sensitive to box leakage.

Chen Yang, manager of sales and marketing, reefer trade for COSCO Shipping Lines, said: “The EverFRESH controlled atmosphere system from Carrier Transicold has a proven track record based on past units’ performance, and it allows us to handle a broader range of perishable commodities across the globe, and confidently protect and ship them to newer and further markets for our customers.”