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October 10, 2018

Hapag-Lloyd orders 8,600 refrigerated containers from MCI

Container line Hapag-Lloyd recently awarded Maersk Container Industry (MCI) a huge order of refrigerated containers totalling 8,600 units, of which 2,000 will be Controlled Atmosphere (CA) reefers. The company has already commenced production of the 8,600 Star Cool Integrated reefers at their Qingdao site in China. Share

All 8,600 reefers are ready to switch over to R513A, a low Global Warming Potential (GWP) R513A refrigerant blend introduced to Hapag-Lloyd last year in 1,000 Star Cool units. The alternative refrigerant offers a 56% GWP reduction.

"It is reassuring to know that we have the ability to fully convert a large part of our reefer fleet to a lower GWP refrigerant solution, without having to make any modifications to the machines or compromise on performance," commented Niklas Ohling, Senior Director at Hapag-Lloyd.

All Star Cool units produced since July 2017 provide operators with total freedom to decide whether it makes economic sense to charge with R513A or R134a, without restriction. All Star Cool units produced prior to July can also be adapted to run on R513A with only minor modifications.

The energy efficiency of Star Cool can now be proved in real time thanks to the built-in energy meter, which is a first in this industry. "Our aim is to cut Hapag-Lloyd's total carbon footprint by a further 20% by 2020 and efficient reefer containers will play a significant role in achieving this goal," Niklas Ohling concluded.

Source: MCI