Horizon bolsters its reefer container fleet
Sep 13, 2005 8:55 AM, from staff and wire reports
Horizon Lines has deployed 900 new high-cube Reefer Plus refrigerated containers, which will be added to the 1,200 new refrigerated containers deployed over the past 18 months. This most recent purchase expands the domestic ocean carrier's reefer capacity in its Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico tradelanes.
Reefer Plus containers have a new design with enhanced insulation and stronger ceilings and floors that improve operating efficiency and durability. Each container is equipped with a new style of door lock cam to seal the doors with a high-security seal and prevent entry to container without detection. The reefer unit itself is bolted into place and wire-sealed to detect unauthorized entry from the front of the container.
The program also includes a pre-trip inspection and cleaning process to ensure all mechanical functions are working properly and containers are in good condition.
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