Freight News, Rail

Reefer for the rails

[ July 29, 2014   //   ]

Rotterdam-based container specialist Unit45 has designed and built a 45ft combined diesel-electric refrigerated container that can be used for journeys up to 10,000km by rail – suitable for the 20-day haul from Europe to China and vice versa. It incorporates a specially designed 800-litre diesel tank into the power unit, solving the problem of ensuring a reliable power supply for all-electric reefers. An advanced track and trace system controls and records the temperature throughout the entire journey, including the positioning of the container, as well as any door openings, with real time alerts.

UNIT45 Reefer resized