Maersk Line fleet will add 12,900 PrimeLINE units

Maersk Line fleet will add 12,900 PrimeLINE units

Helping to improve the overall energy efficiency of its refrigerated container operations, Maersk Line is adding 12,900 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE container refrigeration units to its fleet.

The order is among the largest ever placed for PrimeLINE units. These units are being installed on 40-foot high-cube containers for replacement and expansion of Maersk’s refrigerated container fleet. The PrimeLINE unit’s energy efficiency will help Maersk Line move toward its 2020 target for improving carbon dioxide efficiency by 30%, relative to a 2010 baseline.

Some of the 12,900 40-foot high-cube refrigerated containers equipped with the energy-saving Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE refrigeration unit that Maersk Line is adding to its fleet.

“Over the course of a relationship spanning nearly three decades, Carrier and Maersk have worked together to make significant advancements in reducing shipboard energy consumption while lowering emissions,” said David Appel, president, Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration. “With the addition of these PrimeLINE units to its fleet, Maersk Line continues to advance its bold sustainability initiatives.”

The PrimeLINE unit has been meeting Maersk Line’s total cost of ownership requirements since it was first introduced into the fleet in 2007. These units make significant operational and environmental improvements by reducing shipboard energy production requirements and associated greenhouse gas emissions. Including prior purchases, Maersk Line’s PrimeLINE units, in normal operating modes, are expected to save enough energy over their lifetimes to eliminate more than 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions relative to industry average. That’s equivalent to removing nearly 27,000 cars from the road over the same period.

These units are also known for best-in-class pulldown among all container refrigeration units, as well as best deep-frozen capability among those that use non-ozone-depleting R-134a.

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