101 - Refrigerated Containers
Reefer container is short for the refrigerated container, also abbreviated as RF container. A reefer container is a shipping container that remains its cargo at a regulated, cool temperature. A reefer usually works at a temperature range of -30°C and +30°C and handles frozen, chilled, or cold goods.
Refrigerated containers play a critical role in the global supply chain. In this post, we explain everything you need to know about how reefers work and their components and dimensions, but also their specifications, standards and how to stow a refrigerated container properly.
Cold Chain and Refrigerated Containers Logistics
Food products, pharmaceuticals and electronic equipment are valuable, temperature-sensitive cargo. But a cold chain to assure freshness and safety is fragile and only as strong as its “warmest” link. Cold chain logistics involves the transportation of temperature-sensitive products along a supply chain using refrigerated containers and packaging solutions from harvesting and producing to the hands of the end-consumer.
We created this eBook to provide an introductory, yet complete overview of the stages, processes and technologies of the modern world cold chain logistics.