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40ft Refrigerated Shipping Containers (Used)

  • 40ft long x 8ft wide x 9ft 6 high
  • For site storage or export use
  • Sold CSC plated and PTI checked
  • Some older 8ft 6 high options may be available
  • Stainless steel interiors
  • Aluminium T-bar floor
  • Minimum operational range (set point) -20 to +20 Celsius, newer units have bigger temperature ranges
  • Guide price only, prices can vary significantly with age of equipment, source and US$ rate at time of purchase. Example price based on 2002 build 40ft HC thermoking units available in London Jan 2015.
Price from: £4,900.00 +VAT

How to order

To order or enquire about this product please contact us quoting reference 2235

Product Description

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.

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Technical Information for Refrigerated Shipping Containers

Please note whilst we have tried to be as accurate as possible, some measurements (notably internal measurements) can vary slightly with the development and modernisation of manufacturing techniques over time and with different manufacturers of equipment. If you have a specific sized problem or item to load that’s near these dims please double check with us in advance and if needs be we will get someone to measure your exact container before delivery.

More detailed technical specs for individual refrigerated containers are commonly available, Any technical performance information is correct when the container was new and reasonable allowances should be made when purchasing used equipment.

40ft Refrigerated Shipping Container

Length 40ft (12.2m)
Width 8ft (2.43-2.45m)
Height 8ft 6ins (2.59m) or 9ft 6ins (2.9m) for high cube
Length 11.48m
Width 2.26m
Height 2.18m or 2.54m for high cube
Door Opening
Width 2.26m
Height 2.13m or 2.55m for high cube
T floor height 40mm
Cubic Capacity below load line 2040 cu ft (57.76m3) or 2390 cu ft (66.8m3) for high cube
Weight 4889 Kg or 4150kg for high cube
Max Cargo (Export only) 25526 Kg or 29810kg for high cube (Different max cargo weights available)
Refrigerant  R-404A (NB Older units commonly use R-134A gas)
Power Supply Rqd 32 amp, 5 pin 3 phase power with motor rated (D rated) breaker

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