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Refrigerated containers

One specialized type of container is a container with a cooling system. Like standard containers, these are metal structures with a cuboid shape, usually available in 10-foot, 20-foot, 40-foot and 45-foot lengths. They are used for storing and transporting goods, but in this case, we are talking about products that require special conditions, the properties of which may even depend on the time of transport. Refrigerated containers provide protection of cargo from adverse weather conditions, such as precipitation, and also protect it from internal damage during transport and from spoilage of products, especially those that require maintenance at a certain temperature.

Refrigerated containers make it possible to maintain the desired temperature inside (both negative and positive). They are widely used in the food, retail, catering and medical industries, for example, for transporting meat, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, flowers or laboratory samples. Thanks to their mobility, they can also act as portable cold stores, giving seasonal operations flexibility.

The most important component in a refrigerated container is the cooling system. Depending on the model chosen, chillers such as Carrier, Starcool, Thermoking or Daikin are used. Once connected to the power supply, regardless of atmospheric conditions and climate zone, they begin operation, ensuring that the required temperature is reached and maintained in the range of about -30°C to about +30°C. The cooling systems allow temperature and fan speed control. To power these systems, 380V voltage, 10 kW power and 32A current are required.

Refrigerated containers are devices used in industry, so they must meet strict standards. One of the most important requirements for refrigerated containers is to have PTI (Pre-Trip Inspection) certification. This is a procedure that covers each refrigerated container to verify that it is suitable for loading and that the refrigeration system is working properly. Each chiller also has a sticker indicating the date of the last inspection.

Types of refrigerated containers


When you choose a Reefer refrigerated container, you gain additional storage space that can act as a mobile cold store or provide stable thermal conditions during the transportation of goods. The Reefer refrigerated containers are ready for use immediately after unloading. Simply connect the chiller to a power source to maintain the required temperature between -30°C and +30°C. Depending on your preference, reputable brands such as Carrier, Starcool, Thermoking or Daikin are used to cool the goods.


Available in a variety of sizes, isothermal containers are ideal for the food and florist industries, providing optimal storage conditions for goods. The most popular sizes are 20'RF and 40'HCRF. Thanks to the insulating design, placing goods inside an isothermal container protects them from rapid temperature changes outside. Isothermal containers are sourced from converted container cold stores and may not have working chillers. However, their insulating properties allow them to slow down the reaction of goods to changing external conditions, which contributes to prolonging the shelf life of products. That's why they are particularly useful for sensitive goods that require stable temperatures, especially in changing weather conditions.

Advantages of refrigerated containers:

Mobility - the ability to transport refrigerated containers to any location, which gives flexibility in the area of logistics and distribution.
Financial savings - lower cost of use compared to renting warehouse halls, enabling efficient storage of products.
Protection of goods - mobile refrigerated warehouses provide protection from adverse weather conditions, such as extreme temperatures, humidity and solar radiation. In addition, lockable doors and access control protect goods from unauthorized persons.
Freshness of products - maintaining a stable temperature throughout the trip or storage period contributes to preserving the freshness and quality of goods, especially for perishable products.
Seasonal operations - mobile cold stores enable seasonal operations, especially during the summer when the demand for cooling is higher.
Ease of use - mobile cold stores are easy to operate and use, thanks to their simple interface and customization.

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Questions and answers:

What are the dimensions of refrigerated containers?

Refrigerated containers are available in various sizes, such as 10', 20', 40' and 45' (equivalent to 3 m, 6 m, 12 m and 13.6 m). In addition, there are also containers with a standard height of 2.6 m and versions that are elevated by 30 cm.

How much does a refrigerated container weigh?

Typical 20-foot-long refrigerated containers weigh about 3 tons, while 40-foot-long containers weigh about 4.5-5 tons.

How many pallets fit in a refrigerated container?

A 10-foot-long (10'RF) refrigerated container will hold 5 Europallets. A 20-foot-long (20'RF) container will hold 11 Europallets. A 40-foot-long (40'RF and 40'HCRF) container will hold 23 Europallets. And a 45-foot-long container (45'HCRF) will hold 33 Europallets.

What kind of floor does a refrigerated container have?

Refrigerated containers have two different types of floors. The first type is a flat floor, which is characterized by an even surface without any tabs or ribs. The second type is a grating floor, which has longitudinal ribbing or tabs.

How do we load goods into refrigerated containers?

In refrigerated containers, goods are loaded depending on the type of floor. Containers with a flat floor are designed to load goods on pallets, while containers with a grating floor allow goods to be stacked in cartons. For adequate security, goods should be loaded below the red horizontal line painted on the inside of the container wall.