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What is a reefer container?

Reefer container

Reefer containers or refrigerated containers are used to transport goods requiring temperature-controlled conditions in transit. Products such as food and medicines are typical goods to ship in this kind of shipping container. Reefer containers are fitted with a refrigeration unit which is connected to the electrical power supply on board of the ship.

Reefer containers come in the types 20FT, 40FT, 40HC and 45FT containers.

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Dimensions and loading capacity of a reefer container?

The specific dimensions and loading capacity of reefer containers are depending on the container type, the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. Below specifications are representative for the most available reefer containers.

20FT reefer container

Tare weight Payload capacity Cubic capacity Internal length
3,080 kg 27,400 kg
28.3 m3
5.44 m
6,791.4 lbs 60,417 lbs
999 cu ft
17.9 ft
Internal width Internal height Door opening width Door opening height
2.29 m 2.27 m
2.23 m
2.10 m
7.5 ft 7.5 ft
7.3 ft
6.9 ft

 

40FT reefer container

Tare weight Payload capacity Cubic capacity Internal length
4,800 kg 27,700 kg
59.3 m3
11.56 m
10,584 lbs 61,078.5 lbs
2,093.3 cu ft
37.9 ft
Internal width Internal height Door opening width Door opening height
2.28 m 2.25 m
2.29 m
2.26 m
7.5 ft 7.4 ft
7.5 ft
7.4 ft

 

40FT high cube reefer container

Tare weight Payload capacity Cubic capacity Internal length
4,480 kg 29,520 kg
67.3 m3
11.58 m
9,880 lbs 65,080 lbs
2,380 cu ft
38.0 ft
Internal width Internal height Door opening width Door opening height
2.29 m 2.40 m
2.29 m
2.57 m
7.5 ft 7.9 ft
7.5 ft
8.4 ft

 

45FT reefer container

Tare weight Payload capacity Cubic capacity Internal length
4,850 kg 29,150 kg
67 m3
11.57 m
10,694.3 lbs 64,275.8 lbs
2,365.1 cu ft
38 ft
Internal width Internal height Door opening width Door opening height
2.27 m 2.55 m
2.29 m
2.26 m
7.4 ft 8.4 ft
7.5 ft
7.4 ft

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