Shipping containers come in all shapes and sizes, making it possible for businesses to transport goods with the utmost security.
But how are perishable items such as frozen meats, produce, and pharmaceuticals shipped without spoiling?
That’s where the reefer container comes in handy. In this post, we explain the purpose and benefits of reefer containers for shipping climate-sensitive cargo.
A reefer container is a covered shipping container with a built-in thermostat that can be adjusted to maintain a steady, specific temperature within for shipping perishables.
Reefers control humidity and facilitate proper airflow within, which protects goods from fluctuating temperatures, excessive moisture, and heat.
There are 3 different types of reefer containers used depending on the type of cargo, shipping requirements, and purpose:
As mentioned, reefer containers are primarily used to ship perishable items, such as meats, seafood, produce, pharmaceuticals, film, and other temperature-sensitive goods.
Here are some other benefits of shipping with reefers:
Without a doubt, reefer containers have revolutionized the way we keep goods fresh and extend the shelf life of many products.
If you’re new to using reefer containers to ship, here are some helpful tips to keep your delivery running smoothly from start to finish.