As part of a "significant expansion" of its overall refrigerated capacity dedicated to serving intra-Asia trade, Taiwan’s TS Lines has purchased 1,000 Carrier Transicold PrimeLine container refrigeration units.
As a result, the shipping line’s refrigerated capacity will increase by about 24 per cent, enabling TS Lines to accommodate growth of perishable and other refrigerated trade in lanes it serves.
“We commend TS Lines for its continued development of and investment in its refrigerated business,” said Willy Yeo, director of marketing for global container refrigeration at Carrier Transicold. “The shipping line has long specified Carrier Transicold container refrigeration units for its fleet, and we appreciate the opportunity to continue serving its needs with our popular PrimeLine unit, which has led the industry in sales for the past 10 years.”
High cooling capacity and rapid pulldown are particularly important to TS Lines for quickly cooling sensitive cargoes such as the tropical fruit durian, which produces large amounts of respiration heat and is often loaded hot.
Equipped with a digital scroll compressor, the PrimeLine unit is said to be ideally suited to meet these demands, with a reputation for energy efficiency and a value proposition that includes tight temperature control, high air-flow performance and excellent cost of ownership.
The units are being installed on a combination of 40ft high-cube containers and 20ft containers.