ZIM expands refrigeration capacity with 1,000 units

 Israel-based shipping line Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) is expanding its refrigerated shipping capacity with 1,000 new containers equipped with Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLINE refrigeration unit.

The new 40 ft-high cube containers will help ZIM to accommodate growth and solidify its commitment to having ample refrigerated sources to support its customers during the pandemic. According to ZIM, many of the new containers will ship highly temperature-sensitive perishable cargoes and high-value pharmaceutical products.

“With thousands of PrimeLINE units already in service to our fleet over many years, the refrigeration system has proven itself to be a highly capable performer,” said Moti Azari, reefer trade manager at ZIM. “The unit’s excellent refrigeration capabilities, energy efficiency and record of reliability, backed by Carrier Transicold’s responsive field support team, are all vitally important to our fleet operations, especially so during these unprecedented times amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.”

The PrimeLINE unit offers multiple advantages, including rapid temperature pull-down, close temperature control, high energy efficiency and high airflow performance, which the company said were integral to the transportation of high-value cargoes.

Kay Henze, international key account manager Global Container Refrigeration at Carrier Transicold, commented: “We appreciate the opportunity to continue supporting ZIM with our PrimeLINE units, which have been the industry sales leader for more than a decade with best-in-class refrigeration performance.”

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