All our used 20ft refrigerated shipping containers are sourced directly from shipping lines or major leasing companies and are approx. 10-15 years old. You may hear of these being called a Reefer or Reefers in the industry. As these are relatively specialised items we only work with a few key suppliers whom we trust to offer quality equipment. There will typically have a range of engine makes, ages and cosmetic conditions available, and for this reason prices will vary. Please note the photos shown are from previous used refrigerated containers we have supplied.
At present there is an international shortage of used 20ft refrigerated containers, so the majority of our stock is stored either at Southampton or Rotterdam and moved to a local depot prior to sale. However, we do also have occasional stocks at our London, Felixstowe, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool depots.
For export use these containers can come pre-set and even pre-chilled / heated to your required temperature and humidity setting. All containers come with a minimum 6 month CSC plate allowing you to export the container with major shipping lines and an industry standard PTI check for the engine (meaning the engine had been checked over by a qualified engineer before it leaves our depot and is deemed to be running well with no apparent potential failures).
For site storage use these used 20ft refrigerated shipping containers offer excellent value as walk in fridges, freezers or ambient temperature controlled stores. We will typically insist on installing (commissioning) the container as well as offering potentially required conversion options to bring it up to standard for you use (e.g. walk in freezers may require man trap alarms by law, you may wish for lights with shielded cabling to allow you or your staff to see properly, but also suitably installed to allow you to jet wash the container clean when required, you may wish to have thermal curtains installed to help efficiency and depending on your specific use other suggestions may be made). We can also offer cosmetic improvements such as a basic re-paint or operational additional such as a plate floor to allow fork lifts to operate inside with ease.
As these are highly specialised pieces of kit, please contact us first to have a brief chat about your specific requirements and we will be able to arrange for a complete quote and offer our advice on suitability or any required conversion options to ensure you get the best use from one of these units.
Also worth noting, whilst there is currently a worldwide shortage of used 20ft refrigerated containers, there are plenty of 40ft used refrigerated containers in the marketplace. A used 40ft refrigerated container (basic unit only) may come in as little as 10% more than a 20ft container, so if you have the stuff to fill a 40ft container it may well save you a few thousand pounds over 2 separate 20ft units.
At present no major shipping lines run high cube 20ft refrigerated containers (9ft 6 high options) so there are only standard height or 8ft 6 high units available. If you need the high cube option this is available with 40ft refrigerated shipping containers.