Refrigerated Cargo Container FAQs
When should I consider a refrigerated shipping container?
Choosing one of our refrigerated storage containers for sale can be a great way to add temperature-controlled capacity when you need it most. These units are ideal for storing goods that need to be kept at specific temperatures to ensure their freshness or efficacy. This means they can be used to store frozen foods, pharmaceuticals, floral arrangements, and more. There are numerous industries that can benefit from having these containers on-site to provide cold storage capabilities, whether on a temporary or permanent basis.
How do refrigerated containers work?
Our range of reefer shipping containers for sale are equipped with refrigeration equipment that keeps the temperature inside them constant even when conditions outside them change. They also feature insulation to ensure their energy efficiency and provide further protection against temperature fluctuations.
How is a refrigerated shipping container different from a regular shipping container?
Although a typical shipping container may be sealed and insulated to protect its contents from the elements, it does not include active refrigeration to offer protection from temperature fluctuations. On the other hand, a refrigerated container will feature technology to keep its interior at a constant temperature no matter what the conditions are like outside of it.
What are the benefits of using refrigerated containers?
Choosing a new or used refrigerated container for sale through us provides you with a number of advantages. For example, it can serve as temporary cold storage when you need additional capacity for your temperature-sensitive inventory. Businesses that need certain ingredients or materials kept in a climate-controlled environment can use them to ensure their freshness or quality. Of course, they also can be used to protect perishable goods during shipment.
What are the different types of refrigerated shipping containers?
There are three main types of refrigerated containers:
- Closed reefer: The most common type, this features a cooling unit built into its front wall.
- Modified/controlled atmosphere: These use a specialized air exchange controller to replace consumed oxygen, creating a consistent temperature inside the unit.
- Automatic fresh air management containers: An advanced version of the modified/controlled atmosphere container, this uses an array of sophisticated sensors to control oxygen and carbon dioxide inside for precise climate control.
What sizes and dimensions are available for refrigerated shipping containers?
We have the largest array of new and used reefer containers for sale, which includes multiple sizes and configurations to meet your needs. Our experts will be able to help you decide the capacity you need and match you with the exact unit that’s right for your specific application.
How do you choose the right refrigerated container?
Before making a decision, you need to think about how you’ll be using your container and what type of features you need. Our representatives will be more than happy to guide you through the process so you’ll have something that fits your specifications as closely as possible.
Should I buy or rent a refrigerated container?
If you foresee needing cold storage on an ongoing basis, purchasing a reefer container may be the right choice for you. If you only need temporary capacity, we have a wide selection of rental units
to meet your needs.