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The Coldest Shipping Containers

by Kathleen Donohoe

When you need to transport cold or temperature controlled goods, look no further than a Refrigerated Shipping Container. The easiest and most practical option the majority of the time, these containers come in a wide variety of sizes, and can be used to safety transport meats, cheeses, dairy, seafood, fruits, flowers, vegetables and other foods; as well as perishables, medicines, liquids or specialty cold items. The most technologically advanced container on the market, they offer precise temperature controls, which operate between -20 to +20 degrees Celsius. The walls include 75mm of polyurethane foam insulation which is covered in the typical container steel externally and stainless steel internally. They also provide an aluminium T Bar floor, so you can quickly and easily wash or hose out the container, which is great for hygiene!

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Simple to use, these containers use an initial 18amp when powered up, and then only use 8amp while running, and come in the option of both 3 phase power or single phase, depending on your needs. And the size options mean you will have a cold container to suit any application, whether it be for the domestic or commercial simple storage of food goods, festival storage or transport, or transporting any kind of cold items. The sizes can range from a 20ft to 40ft container length, with either a standard general purpose height or high cube height – giving you an extra foot of height to be able to easily access and of your storage inside the container. 

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The pricing of these containers will often vary – however there are two main types of refrigerated containers, the typical refrigerated containers, and ‘Non Operational’ refrigerated containers. A Non Operation Container, or NOR, is generally an older container, where the motor has been removed, or doesn’t work anymore. While they are cheaper, they cant be relied on to maintain a colder temperature – but the still have all their insulation, so they are colder than a regular container – and cheaper usually too!

So if you’re in the market for a container that can easily transport your cold goods, or store them, call Container Traders on 1300 89 89 70 and we can get one to you today!