Textainer Becomes First Leasing Company to Invest in PrimeLINE ONE™ Refrigerated Containers
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -
Textainer has placed a 1,000-unit order for the PrimeLINE ONE™ refrigerated container by Carrier Transicold and Singamas Container Holdings Limited, making it the first major container leasing company to acquire the innovative new refrigerated container. Underscoring the significance of the order, the announcement was made this week, just before Intermodal Europe 2018, the world-leading exhibition and conference for companies associated with the container and intermodal industries. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
“As a major supplier of refrigerated containers to shipping lines around the world, we have one of the industry’s youngest and fastest-growing reefer fleets,” said John Simmons, vice president, Refrigerated Containers, Textainer. “The PrimeLINE ONE refrigerated container further advances our commitment to provide our customers with equipment that is built to the highest specifications using the latest technology.”
The PrimeLINE ONE refrigerated container was developed through a joint initiative of Carrier Transicold and Singamas to provide a solution that takes advantage of Carrier’s industry-best-selling PrimeLINE® container refrigeration system, which is assembled on-site into a custom-configured container in a streamlined manufacturing process. It provides an alternative to the traditional approach of bolting a complete refrigeration system to the front end of an insulated shipping container. The 40-foot, high-cube PrimeLINE ONE containers are exclusively assembled at a new Carrier Transicold facility located next to Singamas’ refrigerated container plant in Qingdao, China.
“We’re delighted that Textainer has endorsed the PrimeLINE ONE container for their latest acquisition,” said Willy Yeo, director, marketing, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold. “The design of the PrimeLINE ONE container and its dedicated assembly facility enable us to optimize lead times for Textainer. At the same time, the containers deliver the same familiar benefits of the PrimeLINE system.”
“Textainer’s order demonstrates its confidence in the PrimeLINE ONE container’s reliability and performance,” said Andy Chan, chief operating officer, Singamas Container Holdings Limited.
Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLINE refrigeration unit has led the industry in sales for the past 10 years and is part of a continuum of Carrier container refrigeration innovation that started with the original self-contained front-wall system in 1968. For more information about Carrier Transicold’s container refrigeration units, turn to the experts at Carrier Transicold or visit www.carrier.com/container. For more information about Singamas, visit www.singamas.com.
About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold commemorates its heritage of container refrigeration innovation and leadership in 2018 by marking the 50th anniversary of its pioneering front-wall container refrigeration unit design. Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. Carrier Transicold is an industry leader, providing customers around the world with advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.transicold.carrier.com. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.