After analysis and competitive comparisons, Evergreen Line made this initial purchase of PrimeLINE units based on anticipated power savings and reduced carbon emissions, coupled with best-in-class pull-down and cooling capacity for high-respiration perishables. The PrimeLINE unit has the highest deep-frozen capacity of any unit using R-134a, the non-ozone depleting refrigerant, according to Carrier Transicold.
“The PrimeLINE unit was designed especially with shipping lines such as Evergreen in mind to provide the most sustainable solutions for their operations,” said Chiou Fun Sin, Carrier vice-president, global container refrigeration. “The high-performance PrimeLINE, featuring digital scroll technology, helps Evergreen Line improve lifecycle costs while reducing the environmental impact of its refrigerated containers.”
“Evergreen Line’s PrimeLINE units are expected to save enough energy over their operating life to eliminate nearly 44,000 tons of carbon emissions, relative to the industry average,” said John Mandyck, Carrier’s vice-president for sustainability and environmental strategies. “That’s equivalent to removing more than 650 cars from the road over the same period.”
Ability of the PrimeLINE units to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs was important in Evergreen Line’s plans to expand its refrigerated service in the year ahead.
The new 40-foot containers equipped with PrimeLINE units will replace some of the oldest units in Evergreen’s 55,000-TEU capacity refrigerated fleet and will complement Evergreen’s fleet of Carrier EliteLINE units, which share some commonalities with the PrimeLINE units, providing operation and maintenance synergies for Evergreen Line.
Evergreen Line operates the fourth-largest container fleet in the world, with more than 160 ships and a capacity of about 600,000 TEU. Evergreen Line is the unified common trade name for shipping companies of the Taiwan-based Evergreen Group: Evergreen Marine Corp (Taiwan) Ltd, Italia Marittima SpA, Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd, Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd, and Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
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