At the recent Intermodal 2008 container exposition and conference in Hamburg, Germany, Carrier Transicold reported that in the PrimeLINE container refrigeration unit's inaugural year, it has already received more than 20,000 orders.

With its digital scroll compressor and other enhancements, PrimeLINE offers a low energy consumption relative to other container refrigeration units. It also delivers best-in-class pulldown capacity and the highest deep frozen capacity of any container unit using non-ozone-depleting refrigerant R-134a, the company says.

The newest PowerLINE generator sets feature an emissions-reducing Tier 4i engine, plus the ability to add a dual-speed option that can provide up to a 25 percent fuel savings in economy mode.

In other Intermodal 2008 news, Carrier Transicold launched SeaCare Global Container Solutions, a worldwide program for comprehensive refrigeration service and support.

Providing shipping and leasing customers with better asset utilization, global consistency of service and maintenance, reduced operating costs, improved equipment reliability, extended equipment life, and reduction in emergency repairs, SeaCare incorporates a package of support programs for both owned and leased equipment. Key components include:

  • Warranty Renewal provides known maintenance and repair (M&R) costs on out-of-warranty container refrigeration units.

  • Service Contracts add full M&R coverage to Warranty Renewal on container refrigeration equipment including pre-trip inspections, consumables, and parts replacement.

  • Preventive Maintenance for PowerLINE gensets at scheduled intervals with centralized recordkeeping and reporting.

  • Ship Kit Management, assuring quick and cost-effective stocking and replacement of parts used to repair refrigerated containers at sea.

Any Carrier-authorized service center in the world can handle SeaCare programs' service and support. For more information, access www.carrier.com.