Reefer Container

How does a reefer container work?

The reefer container or refrigerated container is specially designed to facilitate air distribution starting from the bottom. It utilises a uniquely crafted T-shaped decking system to effectively spread cool air from the floor. This ensures a constant supply of air throughout the whole shipping.

A reefer container usually 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 transportation.

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

Typically, there are two commonly found types of reefer containers: the 20ft reefer container and the 40ft reefer container. A 20ft reefer container typically shares the same dimensions as a 20ft General Purpose (GP) container, measuring approximately 6058mm x 2438mm x 2591mm. On the other hand, a 40ft reefer container is usually sized similarly to a 40ft high cube container, with dimensions of approximately 12190mm x 2430mm x 2900mm. When comparing the two, it’s worth noting that a 40ft high cube container is usually taller by about 400mm or 1ft compared to a 20ft high cube container.

For more details on the reefer container specifications and dimensions, kindly explore our
dimensions page

Looking for a Reefer Container?

If you are interested in buying or renting reefer containers, we provide new and used reefer containers for sale and rental.

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.

Do not hesitate to submit a quote request using the link provided below, and you will promptly receive a personalised quotation. If you have any inquiries or require further information, please feel free to reach out to us through our Whatsapp chat or email us at for any enquiry or information.

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Shipping Container Conditions

Clean and rust free

  • Minimal surface rust and minor dents.
  • 95% absence of marks
  • Clean with only minor marks or scratches on the flooring (less than 2mm in depth).
  • We also offer One-way containers.

IICL Condition
Enhanced structural integrity

  • Our IICL Condition containers undergo thorough inspections to ensure their structural integrity, providing peace of mind for safe shipping and storing goods.
  • Containers are certified for shipping, meeting industry standards and regulations, ensuring compliance and smooth cargo transportation.

Used (Cargoworthy)
Certified for shipping

  • The exterior exhibits varying degrees of surface rust, denting, and corrosion, ranging from slight to noticeable.
  • The interior displays varying degrees of surface rust, denting, and corrosion, ranging from minor to noticeable.
  • Flooring has delamination.

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

WWT (Wind and Watertight) containers exhibit similar conditions to cargo-worthy containers. They provide cost savings for those who do not need a valid CSC plate, which is usually necessary for international shipping purposes

Best value for storage only

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

 Accessories & Services


Make sure to consult our sales team for a comprehensive selection of add-ons and installation services designed specifically for container usage.


Rest assured that our team is here to provide guidance on the most cost-effective methods for delivering and unloading containers, taking into account the unique challenges presented by each site.


As part of our commitment to offering a comprehensive solution for our customers, we offer on-site services such as levelling, lifting, electrical work, and equipment rental such as generators. Our goal is to provide a convenient, all-in-one service for your needs.

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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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