ESL buys 300 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE refrigeration units


Carrier Transicold inks deal with ESL for the supply of 300 of its PrimeLine reefer machines.

Dubai-based Emirates Shipping Line (ESL) has acquired 300 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE container refrigeration units.

The company’s PrimeLine units feature fast temperature pull-downs due to a vapour injection system that starts compressor cycling sooner, minimising power consumption, and maintenance costs. In addition, it has a tight temperature control within +/-0.25°C. PrimeLine features a digital scroll compressor and uses R-134a refrigerant. The machines can now in a container be converted to low GWP R-513A, according to Carrier Transicold.

“We are excited about this in-fleeting and are confident that Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLINE units will help us create optimal solutions for our customers who ship temperature-sensitive cargo,” said Caesar Yiu, Head of Container Management at ESL.

“In order to ensure our customers’ cargo quality is always maintained, pulldown, temperature control and unit reliability were our key considerations when choosing the units.”

“We are very pleased that ESL is expanding its shipping operations with PrimeLINE units, which have a long-standing reputation for strong industry adoption and a value proposition that includes high capacity, rapid pulldown, tight temperature control, high air-flow performance and excellent cost of ownership,” says Leow Eng Meng, Director, Container Sales, Asia Pacific, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold.

“We are looking forward to supporting them for many more years to come.”

The PrimeLINE units, installed primarily on 40-foot high-cube containers, have been acquired through lease and are being deployed by ESL between the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and the Red Sea.

ESL has a fleet of 12 ships, carrying over 700,000 TEU per annum.

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