Reefer Container

How does a reefer container work?

The reefer container is designed to induce air distribution from the bottom, where it spreads cool air from the floor, via a specially designed T-shaped decking. This ensures a constant supply of air throughout the whole shipping.

A reefer container commonly comes with a built-in air cooling compressor with a common temperature setting ability between -25 to +25 degrees Celsius.
It usually consists of a fuel-powered and electric powered generator for both road and overseas transportations.

Reefer containers can maintain the temperature of your shipment, even in harsh conditions. Other than for cooling purposes, reefer containers can also control temperatures up to 30°C if necessary. However, it should be noted that reefer containers are not designed to change but to maintain the temperature of the goods.

Reefer containers are frequently used as temporary storage too for perishable foods, by restaurants, supermarkets, and hospitals.

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Different types and dimensions of Reefer Containers

Commonly, there are two types of reefer container: 20 ft reefer container and 40 ft reefer container. A 20 ft reefer generally comes in the same size as a 20 ft GP (General Purpose) container, at around 6058mm x 2438mm x 2591mm. As for a 40 ft reefer container, it usually comes in the size of a 40 ft high cube container, at roughly 12190mm x 2430mm x 2900mm. In comparison, a 40 ft high cube container is usually 400mm or 1 ft taller in height than a 20 ft high cube container. For more information on the container dimensions and specifications, please visit our dimensions page

Looking for a Reefer Container?

If you are looking to buy or rent a reefer container, we are here to offer the sale and rental of new and used reefer containers.

Reefer containers are suitable if you are looking to transport climate-sensitive goods or if you are looking for an alternative solution to cold rooms.

Feel free to request a quote from us down below and you will receive a personal quotation right away. If you have any questions, do approach us at our 24/7 LiveChat or email us at for any enquiry or information.

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Shipping Container Conditions

Clean and rust free

  • Minimal surface rust; Little dents
  • 95% mark free
  • Clean with little mark or scratches on flooring (<2mm in depth)
  • We have One-way container too.

Used (Cargoworthy)
Certified for shipping

  • Exterior has some to obvious surface rust, denting and some levels of corrosion.
  • Interior has some to obvious surface rust, denting and some levels of corrosion.
  • Flooring has delamination.

Used (Wind Water Tight)
Fit for normal cargo on the road

WWT containers shares similarities to cargo worthy containers in terms of conditions. It offers savings for those that do not require a valid CSC plate which is often essential for overseas shipping.

Best value for storage only

  • Fresh coat of industrial paint on exterior & interior
  • Moderate delamination on flooring
  • Contains non-original wall panels, door or parts

 Accessories & Services


We offer a wide-range of add-ons and installation services specially for container purposes. Be sure to check with our sales team.


Be assured when you appoint us to deliver and unload the containers. Every site presents unique challenge and our team is here to advise the most cost effective methods.


In our aim to provide a one-stop service to our customers, we provide on-site services such as lifting, levelling, electrical and rental of equipment e.g. generator. 

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Useful information of buying a reefer container

What are the rental options for a reefer container?

Rent a reefer container if you only need it for a short period of time!  Simply let us know your rental duration when you enquire with us. Do note that the minimum duration for rental of reefer container is a month.

How to arrange delivery for reefer container?

We provide delivery and unloading containers upon request. Our sales team will try our best to advise the most cost-effective method according to your site access, environment and conditions. However, you are also welcome to arrange your own transportation to pick up your containers.

Other questions

Please visit our FAQs or send us an inquiry using the contact form. Alternatively, you may email or call (65) 6883 2119.


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