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Reefer Container | Refrigerated Transportation

Reefers (refrigerated containers) are a type of intermodal container equipped with a refrigeration unit to transport temperature-sensitive cargo such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, chocolate, wine, pharmaceutical products and chemical products.


Although reefer containers come with an internal refrigeration unit, they run on an external power source, whether it is a power point on a ship or a power point at a terminal. When they are connected to the trucks that transport them, they are powered by diesel generators on these trailers, called "gen sets".


Not all trucks and trailers are equipped with gensets. Contact us and we will provide you with a competitive quote for refrigerated transport.


Check the reefer container shipping guide to see if your cargo can maintain the required temperature throughout the journey. to ensure that your merchandise maintains the required temperature throughout the journey.


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Types of Reefer Containers

According to Features

The main purpose of a refrigerated container is to keep the goods at a constant temperature between -25ºC and + 25ºC, avoiding peaks that could damage the product. While this is sufficient for most products, other products require lower temperatures or other conditions, which may require the use of more specific types of refrigerated containers, so we can find.


Refrigerated Containers: with a margin of +/- 2ºC and a temperature range of -25ºC to +25ºC.

Super Freezers: These are refrigerated containers equipped with more powerful refrigeration units and more efficient insulation, which means that goods can be kept at temperatures up to -60ºC. This type of freezer is in high demand for shipments to and from Japan (tuna, swordfish, etc.) and for some pharmaceutical products.


Controlled atmosphere: These reefers can maintain a specific atmospheric pressure. This is useful, for example, to control the ripening process of fruits transported in reefers. Some of these containers can also provide high humidity conditions.

Ventilated containers: These shipping containers are equipped with insulation and refrigeration units that provide good ventilation. They are the perfect solution for products such as onions, potatoes, garlic and coffee.


As this is a very special type of refrigerated container, it is only available to freight forwarders with considerable experience in the refrigerated container market. Tell us what you need for your reefer. We can help you.


According to Measurements

Reefers comply with ISO 6346, while the weight limits for each reefer vary by country (both the country of origin and destination). The most common types of reefers are:


Type of reefer Internal Measurements* (length x width x height) Comments
20’RF 5.44 m x 2.29 m x 2.27 m  / 28.3 m3 Not common in some ports and sometimes costs the same as a 40’ reefer.
40’RF 11.56 m x 2.28 m x 2.25 m / 59.3 m3
40’HRF 11.58 m x 2.29 m x 2.40 m / 67.3 m3 This is the most common type of reefer and the easiest to find.


(*) Approximate measurements, subject to the shipping line and the production run of each container.

If you need to send less than 12,000 kg of goods at a controlled temperature, ask us about our reefer groupage shipping or LCL, it could just fit the bill.




Refrigerated Transportation from China to USA / Canada / Latin America / Europe / Southeast Asia

STU Supply Chain as one of leading freight forwarders in China. With the multitude of shipping carriers (such as Wan Hai) we work with, we can offer you competitive rates, frequent departures and stable space. Refrigerated container transport for your refrigerated cargo and frozen cargo at a controlled temperature. Refrigerated Transportation to USA, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Southeast Asiaexporting a wide range of goods (frozen fish, frozen meat, vegetables and fruits, dairy products and etc.).  Door to door service provides delivering goods directly from the warehouse to the recipient's location. Welcome to inquire, you can contact us to get freight quote.

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