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Zim adds 1,000 reefers

Prepping for potential Covid-19 vaccine transport


November 6, 2020
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SINGAPORE – ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. is expanding its refrigerated shipping capabilities with 1,000 new reefer containers.

The new, 40-foot high-cube containers will help the Haifa, Israel-based shipping line accommodate growth and boost its temperature-controlled capacity. Many of the new containers will ship highly temperature-sensitive perishable cargoes and high-value pharmaceutical products.

The containers will be equipped with Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLINE refrigeration unit.

“With thousands of PrimeLINE units already in service to our fleet over many years, the refrigeration system has proven itself to be a highly capable performer,” said Moti Azari, reefer trade manager, ZIM.

“The unit’s excellent refrigeration capabilities, energy efficiency and record of reliability, backed by Carrier Transicold’s responsive field support team, are all vitally important to our fleet operations, especially so, during these unprecedented times amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.”

The PrimeLINE unit offers rapid temperature pull-down, tight temperature control, high energy efficiency and high air-flow performance, which are integral to the transportation of high-value cargo, especially pharmaceutical products.

Its efficiency is attributed primarily to an advanced digital scroll compressor that reduces power draw, which also results in reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent emissions.

“We appreciate the opportunity to continue supporting ZIM with our PrimeLINE units, which have been the industry sales leader for more than a decade with best-in-class refrigeration performance,” said Kay Henze, international key account manager, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold.