TAIWAN : Cosco Shipping Lines has enhanced its refrigerated cargo fleet with active controlled-atmosphere (CA) systems, named EverFresh, which are provided by Carrier Transicold.
The high-performing systems enable perishable shipments to travel further while retaining commodity quality as they allow the container to be pre-charged with carbon dioxide (CO2) at the start of a voyage.
“The next-gen EverFresh units will maintain the atmosphere at precise points to sustain produce quality and extend shelf-life for a wide range of perishables,” explained Suresh Duraisamy, Associate Director, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold.
In particular, the active CA technology of the EverFresh system benefits refrigerated containers in three ways. Firstly, it optimises their balance of oxygen and CO2, slowing respiration and the natural ripening of the commodity inside.
Additionally, the “next-generation” system generates high-purity nitrogen to displace oxygen more quickly, rather than relying on cargo respiration alone to gradually reduce oxygen levels, and at the same time, it maintains positive air pressure within the container, making it less sensitive to box leakage than other types of systems.
“The EverFresh controlled atmosphere system from Carrier Transicold allows us to handle a broader range of perishable commodities across the globe and confidently protect and ship them to newer and further markets for our customers,” said Chen Yang, Manager of Sales and Marketing, Reefer Trade, Cosco Shipping Lines.
Carrier Transicold, which is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (CARR), the global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions, constitutes the only container refrigeration system manufacturer offering a CA system with an integrated option to add CO2 on demand.
The EverFresh system is part of Carrier’s Healthy, Safe, Sustainable Cold Chain Program to preserve and protect the supply of food, medicine and vaccine.