Seaboard Marine has recently received the last of 467 new 40-foot refrigerated (reefer) high-cube containers that were ordered in 2010. The final group of new reefers were loaded two weeks ago on the M/V Seaboard America in Qingdao, China and will soon be discharged in Miami. These units will be promptly integrated throughout the Seaboard Marine network to satisfy customer demand.
“Since early 2008, Seaboard Marine has made a concentrated effort to improve high-quality equipment, built with superior specifications, to serve our many valued customers, “said Edward Gonzalez, President. “We have purchased 1,207 new 40-foot reefer high-cube containers in the past two and a half years in order to improve both the size and quality of our refrigerated fleet.”
MCI, one of the world’s premier container manufacturers, built all 467 of these steel containers. MCI’s state-of-the-art construction processes minimize material use while optimizing structural strength, which amongst other features, makes these units more energy efficient, hygienic and repair friendly. The actual cooling machinery installed in these reefer containers is the high-performance PrimeLine unit made by Carrier Transicold. Featuring digital scroll technology, the PrimeLine model is designed specifically to improve energy consumption and reduce environmental impact and lifecycle costs. PrimeLine’s reduced power requirements also benefit the environment through conserving fossil fuel, thereby reducing emissions related to shipboard power generation. They also use environmentally sound R-134a, which has the lowest global warming potential of all contemporary container refrigerants.
“Seaboard Marine always sets high standards for quality service and performance. We are proud of our efforts to help the environment by introducing the latest technology in steel reefer containers that consume less energy and use better refrigerants. This benefits not only Seaboard Marine and our customers, but also the communities in which we live and operate.” added Gonzalez.