UASC orders 2,000 new energy efficient reefer containers

Container shipping line United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has ordered 2,000 new energy efficient reefer containers from Japan’s Daikin as part of the company’s expansion of its reefer services.

The containers will feature Daikin’s latest LXE 10E model reefer unit, the ‘H’ model. These energy efficient solutions of the newest reefer containers will help to achieve a 50% reduction in power consumption compared to the earliest model introduced in 2001.

“This order for 2,000 units from Daikin will enable UASC to deliver the right level of accessibility, quality and efficiency for the carriage of frozen and chilled cargoes,” said Gareth Madsen, head of reefer management at UASC.

“UASC will be placing more orders of reefer units this year,” Madsen said, adding that more details of the order will be announced once the plans are finalised.

With an average reefer container age of three years, UASC’s progressively expanding reefer fleet is one of the youngest in the industry.

This ongoing investment will support the growth of the company’s existing services and enhance geographic access to the South American trades.

Posted 26 January 2015

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