The company’s Great White Fleet ups its investment in Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLine container refrigeration units

Chiquita Brands company Great White Fleet has announced that it has increased its investment in Carrier Transicold PrimeLine container refrigeration units.

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The ocean carrier added 800 PrimeLine units to transport bananas on routes from Central America to North America, a decision based on what it called ”the solid performance and energy efficiency of its existing PrimeLine units”.

“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 of Great White Fleet.

Carrier said that Great White Fleet’s additional purchase of PrimeLine units stood as ”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 at Carrier Transicold.

“We are happy to be supporting Great White Fleet, a relationship that has spanned decades,” he added.

Carrier Transicold noted that the The PrimeLine refrigeration units supported its environmental, social and governance goal of reducing its customers’ carbon footprint by more than one gigaton by 2030.