What Can I Do With A Refrigerated Shipping Container

While shipping containers changed the exporting industry for the better, refrigerated shipping containers (or reefer) truly revolutionised the shipping world. If you were transporting dry objects that didn’t spoil, you would be fine transporting or even storing these goods in a conventional shipping container. 

Follow this blog to understand the ins and outs of refrigerated shipping containers and how they can help your business. At ContainerCo, we have several refrigerated shipping containers available for sale and hire. With locations in Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch, Napier, Wellington and Waikato – we have a friendly team that can discuss how you can organise a refrigerated shipping container for your business.

How Do Refrigerated Shipping Containers Work?

Refrigerated shipping containers (reefers) are made a little different to standard shipping containers. Reefers are fully insulated with polyurethane, with stainless steel interior walls and an aluminium T floor while the exterior is encased with steel. 

The refrigeration unit on the front end has an evaporator, this evaporator is what cools down the air as it passes through. The air is propelled by the fans which are positioned to ensure effective air flow circulates the whole container before cycling back through the evaporator.

Shipping and Storing Frozen Goods

Commonly used during festivities or long-term events, caterers will require refrigerated storage containers when they are holding stock for the duration. Some of these events can hold thousands of people, so you can imagine the amount of stock you’ll need to be bringing. 

Additionally, you may need to ship items that must remain frozen. From meat to fruit and everything in between, your business will benefit immensely from having the ability to ship frozen or cold goods around the world. If you’re looking to scale up your frozen goods operation and customer base, a reefer is the perfect stepping stone to elevate your business. 

Temperature-Sensitive Laboratory Substances

You may be a public or private research facility that requires the transport of sensitive biological serums, tissue, mass or anything. We understand the importance of temperature control plays within the scientific landscape, which is why reefers are the perfect solution for medical/scientific transport. 

Providing Relief During Disaster

Refrigerated shipping containers have been an effective mode of transport for reaching affected areas during natural disasters for decades. The perks of reefers during a natural disaster include the movement of large quantities of medicine, food, water and other vital supplies to those who may have lost their home and contents. 

ContainerCo has an extensive selection of 10, 20 and 40ft containers. We can meet all of your cold storage needs regardless of what industry you work in! Our containers come in standard height, are wind and water-proof and come with additional accessories that can further the security of your items. 


At ContainerCo, we pride ourselves on providing an extensive range of shipping containers for hire or purchase. Our range of 10ft, 20ft and 40ft containers can be used for various purposes, including shipment, storage or construction, to name a few. Featuring more than just containers in our product range, we also sell accessories and parts for shipping containers to ensure your container can be maintained and repaired after prolonged use. 

Offering specialised containers along with dry standard variations, ContainerCo’s containers include refrigerated, dangerous goods, high-ball, open-top and side-opening options. As a fully-established shipping container company, we also have the facilities to modify purchased shipping containers. In addition, our specialised team can assist you with altering containers into workspaces, cafes, tiny homes or construction site offices. 

We can serve Kiwis across the country with facilities operating in Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch, Wellington and Waikato. So next time you require a shipping container, hire or buy yours at ContainerCo today! 
Contact us at 0508 732 873 or request a free online quote today!

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