Interport’s 20-foot refrigerated shipping containers (also referred to as 20-foot reefers) have factory-installed refrigeration units that provide the coldest temperatures and lowest humidity of all available shipping container options. They protect food, chemicals, paper, and more from heat, mold, and condensation.
Interport’s spacious 40-foot refrigerated shipping containers (also referred to as 40-foot reefers) have factory-installed refrigeration units that provide the coldest temperatures and lowest humidity available in shipping containers. Our 40-foot refrigerated containers also provide exceptional value for storing, transporting, and protecting pharmaceuticals, food, electronics, and more from heat, mold, and condensation.
The right choice among refrigerated, insulated, and modified dry containers depends on the intended use. Refrigerated shipping containers are airtight and insulated on all sides and they come with factory-installed refrigeration units that can maintain interior temperatures as low as −10°F. They provide the coldest temperatures and lowest humidity. Working refrigerated containers can ensure a set temperature, whereas insulated containers will only minimize fluctuations in interior temperature. Standard (dry) containers modified with insulation are standard containers to which insulation has been added. These modified shipping containers work best when windows and doors are needed.
Interport has a wide selection of stainless steel refrigerated shipping containers available for sale. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable professionals can walk you through the options for customizing shipping containers with paint, lighting, and lock boxes.
Refrigerated Shipping Container FAQ
What is a refrigerated shipping container?
A refrigerated shipping container, or “reefer,” is an insulated container outfitted with a refrigeration system to maintain cool temperatures and preserve freshness of its cargo.
What type of cargo typically needs to be refrigerated?
A refrigerated shipping container is ideal for items that need to be chilled to preserve freshness. These items include meats, dairy, fruits & vegetables, and many others.
What is the temperature range of a refrigerated container?
A refrigerated shipping container’s temperature could reach temperatures as low as -10 degrees Fahrenheit.
What are some typical temperature requirements for refrigerated cargo?
Chilled meat and fish, for example, should be shipped at around 30 to 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Frozen products should be shipped at -13 to -4 degrees Fahrenheit. Fruit & vegetables should be shipped at 32 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Finally, milk and dairy products need to be shipped at around 32 to 34 degrees Fahrenheit.