Our experienced technicians will inspect your site, deliver your container and help you start the unit. These refrigerated storage containers are a great alternative to outside cold storage facilities or the standard refrigerated transport trailer. Because these units run on electricity, you will not be billed for any additional handling, hour meter or mileage charges.
Please review the following electrical requirements prior to the container delivery. If you have any questions or concerns, have your electrician contact our (Seattle, Yakima or Portland branches) at 844-388-5222.
Depending on the application and container setup, it may be helpful to install a thermometer to monitor both return and discharge air temperature. This helps monitor highly-sensitive perishable items. A service technician can provide assistance with this installation.
No. Actually, the insulated walls of the container will keep items cold for many hours and the unit should always be turned OFF when the doors are open. A plastic curtain may be installed to keep cool air inside when the doors are open.
Refrigerated shipping containers are a little smaller than reefer trailers, which usually come in 48' and 53' lengths (as well as some other smaller sizes), however reefer containers have a lot to offer. Whether you buy or rent, refrigerate shipping containers offer a low maintenance cold storage solution. As long as you've got the appropriate electrical hookups, it's almost as easy as plug and play.
Reefer containers also offer ground level entry (something you won't get with a refrigerated semi-trailer). And if you need dock-height storage, we can help you find a chassis trailer to rent or buy. You'll also notice a noise difference, because refrigerated shipping containers have electric reefer units. Reefer trailers run on diesel fuel, which means you're always one overlooked refueling from your cold storage no longer being cold.
A sticker or plate to identify such things as High Cube containers, etc. All 40' Reefer Containers are High Cubes, and will also have yellow decals at the top of the frame on each end, to make the extended height more noticeable. High Cube containers have an outside height of 9'6" (one foot taller than standard 20' reefer containers, which are 8'6" tall).
Locking rods are bolted to the exterior of the shipping container cargo doors and frame, that seal the door tightly when twisted closed and clasped. A broken or bent locking rod can mean that a door won't seal properly. For a reefer container to stay cool, it's important that the container doors seal properly so that cold air doesn't escape.
Each shipping container has a unique identification number. The first three letters represent the container owner (registered with the Bureau International des Containers "BIC"), and those are followed by a "U" for dry containers, and then six more numerical digits for the unit number. The 7th number is a "check digit" used by calculating the value of each letter and number in the ID. Check your check digit with BIC.
The Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) Plate includes information on the date and location of manufacture, as well as other specifications. Learn more about the Convention for Safe Containers on the International Maritime Organization's website. And make sure to purchases CSC survey if you need to use your shipping container for export.
To ensure safe handling, and stacking on ships, containers should not be loaded heavier than the weight specifications listed on the door and CSC plate. Please note, however, that local shipping weight regulations may be much lower than the maximum payload of the container. For instance, many shipping containers can handle over 65,000 lbs of cargo, but loading them that heavy would exceed FMCSA regulations.
Each of the shipping container cargo doors is fully surrounded by a rubber gasket. The gasket allows the steel doors to be shut tightly to prevent both weather getting into the the container. It also helps keep cargo from spilling out if the freight shifts or pallets fail during transport. Good gaskets are essential to a refrigerated cargo container being wind/water tight, as well to ensuring that cold air doesn't escape the reefer unit.
Reefer containers are more complicated than standard shipping containers. Make sure you've got the proper electrical setup, understand how to set the temperature controls, and are ready for your reefer container. For more information (including manufacturer manuals), check out the More Info section of this website.
Please make sure you have at least 60' of available space to delivery a 20' reefer container (40' for the fully extended truck, and 20' for the refrigerated container itself, plus space to maneuver). Please also ensure there is space for air to circulate around the reefer unit (at the end opposite the container doors).
Please make sure you have at least 100' of available space to delivery a 40' high cube reefer container (60' for the fully extended truck, and 40' for the refrigerated container itself, plus space to maneuver). Please also ensure there is space for air to circulate around the reefer unit (at the end opposite the container doors).
Reefer containers have a refrigeration unit on the bulkhead end of the container. While it's not a blast freezer, most reefer units are capable of maintaining temperatures as low as -20F. Refrigerated shipping containers are also insulated, and usually painted a light color (like white or grey).
Refrigerated shipping containers, have the same basic outside dimensions as standard shipping containers. However, because all refrigerated containers are insulated, reefer containers have smooth sides. Reefers also have aluminum floors (unlike standard containers, with wood floors).
We offer food-grade refrigerated storage container rentals in 20' and 40' lengths. Perfect for temporary storage of perishable goods at a Farmers Market, or anywhere else cold storage rentals are needed.
Need somewhere cold to keep the beer before the show? Reefer Container Pros offers temporary cold storage for festivals, events, and more. Our reefer container rentals are a clean and reliable option for event cold storage rentals.
We understand that flowers can be highly sensitive to temperature fluctuation. Our refrigerated storage containers offer climate controlled storage for florists and flower shops. We can also offer on-site rentals for special events and weddings.
Whether you need a cold storage rental to replace or expand your walk-in, or need somewhere to store your seafood before you prep it, Reefer Container Pros has the refrigerated storage solution for any size restaurant.
Reefer Container Pros offers refrigerated storage containers for pharmaceutical companies that need climate controlled storage. Our reefer containers can keep all of your medical supplies at a constant temperature.
We understand that there are seasonal changes for food shelves and soup kitchens, so we offer refrigerated storage container rentals to help with excess donations, renovations of existing spaces, and more.
Flexible cold storage for any size supermarket. Whether you're remodeling your grocery store, or just need the extra space, we've got food-grade refrigerated containers that offer temperatures as low as -20F.
We're here to help industrial chemical facilities with a cold storage or climate controlled storage need. Our refrigerated storage containers can keep your equipment cool, or just ensure that a steady temperature is maintained.
Reefer Container Pros has the professionals you need to ensure your petrochemical facility has climate controlled storage options. Cold storage container rentals that can meet the high requirements of the oil and gas industry.
Thus, we see that refrigerated containers are a boon for the ones who need to store or transport cargo that needs certain temperatures. By maintaining temperature, they increase the shelf life of the merchandise. If you are also the one in dire need of refrigerated containers, then contact LOTUS Containers, as we provide 20ft refrigerated containers for sale in Germany and other parts of the world. We also offer 40ft high cube reefer, flat rack container, and other different types of shipping containers to provide you with the best container services.
Broadly speaking, refrigerated containers cost around 50% more than the same size standard container. However, this figure depends greatly on where you are in the world and the prevalence of refrigerated shipping containers there.
Refrigerated containers are available in most of the standard container sizes, including high cube (HC), so there is no issue with them interfacing with regular containers. However, what can be a problem is the internal floor area.
Approximately the last two feet of the container is dedicated to refrigeration equipment, making your interior length two feet shorter. While two feet may not sound like much, it can be up to 5-10% of the length of your container, and correspondingly up to 5-10% of your floor area!
More important is how you would go about powering it. Most refrigeration containers are designed to receive electrical power from the ship during sea transit, and from the port while ashore. During land transit, they are typically powered by diesel generators called gen sets.
The unmodified T-floor is not suitable for a container home, given the deep channels it contains that would hold dirt and catch the legs of your chairs and the toes of your shoes. Therefore, you would need to either put another floor on top of the T-floor, or tear the T-floor out and replace it.
One final thing to keep in mind with refrigerated containers is the walls. Unlike traditional containers with corrugated steel walls, refrigerated containers have walls made of a sandwich of durable materials on both sides of the insulation.
The wall sandwich is usually smooth on both the interior and exterior of refrigerated containers, which provides a different aesthetic than the corrugated steel of regular shipping containers. Depending on your design and appreciation for different visual styles, this may be a pro or con for you. 781b155fdc