PrimeLINE ONE, a new refrigerated shipping container developed through a joint initiative of Carrier Transicold and Singamas Container Holdings Ltd, a manufacturer of shipping containers, was announced recently. The PrimeLINE ONE container provides the benefits of the PrimeLINE container reefer system but assembled on-site in a streamlined process.
This new container provides an alternative to the traditional approach of bolting a complete refrigeration system to the front end of an insulated shipping container. Instead, reefer system components are assembled into custom-configured Singamas containers in a new Carrier Transicold factory adjacent to Singamas’ new reefer container facility in Qingdao, China.
“With its all-in-one design, the PrimeLINE ONE refrigerated container is the result of a streamlined assembly process, which can provide optimized lead times, based on the location,” said Willy Yeo, director of marketing, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold. “Ultimately, our objective with this introduction is to provide customers with expanded options for the best refrigerated container solution according to their needs and preferences.”
Andy Chan, executive director and chief operating officer of Singamas Container Holdings Ltd, said, “The PrimeLINE ONE program has been a great opportunity for Singamas to combine our container design and manufacturing proficiency with Carrier Transicold’s expertise in container refrigeration system engineering. The resulting PrimeLINE ONE container aligns our manufacturing processes to produce a different approach to making a complete refrigerated container.”
Carrier Transicold says its PrimeLINE unit has led the industry in sales for the past 10 years and is part of a continuum of Carrier reefer container innovation that started with the original self-contained front-wall system in 1968.