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Chiquita’s Great White Fleet Increases Investment in Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLINE Container Refrigeration Units


Great White Fleet, a com­­­­pany under Chiquita Brands, has increased its investment in Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE® container refrigeration units. The ocean carrier added 800 PrimeLINE units to transport bananas on routes from Central America to North America, a decision based on the solid performance and energy efficiency of its existing PrimeLINE units. Carrier Transicold is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions.

“Energy conservation is vital to Great White Fleet’s green transportation initiatives, and we are pleased that PrimeLINE not only reduces fuel consumption related to shipboard power generation but also reduces emissions proportionately, helping us to shrink our carbon footprint,” said Stefano Di Paolo, President, Great White Fleet.

Great White Fleet’s additional purchases of PrimeLINE units are a true testament to the unit’s capabilities.

“Over the period of ownership, the energy efficiency of PrimeLINE units will result in substantial savings in total lifecycle costs,” said Kay Henze, Account Manager, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold. “We are happy to be supporting Great White Fleet, a relationship that has spanned decades.”

The PrimeLINE unit, which has been the industry sales leader for more than 15 years, features:

  • Efficient performance, thanks to its energy-conserving digital scroll compressor
  • Fast temperature pull-down with an economized vapor injection system
  • Precise temperature control within +/- 0.25 degree Celsius
  • High air flow, attributed to its aerospace-inspired fan design
  • Excellent cost of ownership thanks to its efficiency and rugged design

PrimeLINE refrigeration units support Carrier’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goal of reducing its customers’ carbon footprint by more than 1 gigaton by 2030.

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About Carrier Transicold
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. For more than 50 years, Carrier Transicold has been 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 Carrier Global Corporation, global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions that matter for people and our planet for generations to come. For more information, visit Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain or on LinkedIn at Carrier Transicold Container Refrigeration.

About Great White Fleet CORP
Great White Fleet is the premier ocean carrier to Central America. With over a century of heritage, Great White Fleet has been an industry leader, offering strategically located ports, a reliable sailing schedule, state-of-the art environmentally green container fleet and vessels, the ability to handle both dry and refrigerated containerized cargo, integrated trucking and ocean services, and knowledgeable staff who create customized solutions for an array shipping needs. Great White Fleet is an iconic brand in the maritime industry, serving as the ocean transportation arm of Chiquita for more than 100 years. Chiquita Brands and its subsidiaries employ approximately 18,000 people with a presence in nearly 70 countries.