The pictures above are some indicative examples of some of the used 40ft refrigerated shipping containers (also known as Reefers) we’ve previously offered and sold. As reasonably specialised units we will often have a variety of ages, engine makes and locations available.
Typically speaking, nearly all of the units now coming into us direct from shipping line or leasing company use are high cube (9ft 6 high) options. the vast majority of shipping lines and leasing companies stopped using the standard height 8ft 6 high options some time ago and the 8ft 6 high units we see in the marketplace are typically much older containers.
All units can be set as a minimum anywhere in the -20 to +20 Celsius range, newer models have larger temperature ranges. NB much like buying a used car, performance will not be as good as when it was new so we recommend to ensure the max or min set temp is a degree or two over what you need.
For export use these units are sold with a minimum 6 month CSC plate, and an industry standard PTI check on the engine prior to sale. for the final stage PTI tests to be done we will often need minimum 1-2 working days to make units ready for you.
We will usually have a range of engine makes and ages of container available. At time of writing (2014) we can offer units as old as 1990 build and as new as 2008 build, but we are recommending the circa 2002 build units as offering the best overall quality vs price balance.
For site storage use these can offer excellent value fridges, freezers or ambient storage units. however depending on your specific use you may wish to, or be obliged by law to add in extras such as a man trap alarm. Our experienced engineers can also offer lighting options (all shielded to allow for jet wash cleaning) thermal curtains to increase efficiency, lights, data recorders (some units may come with these already fitted), easy open insulated doors, plate floors, and we can even offer high end conversions which may involve additional doors, separate fridge and freezer compartments and other structural work.
For static site storage use you will need a 32 Amp 5 pin power supply with a Motor rated or D-Rated circuit breaker. All containers come with a 12.5m +/- 0.5m power cable. All engines are fitted at the opposite end to the doors.