Carrier Transicold Celebrates Sale of 1 Millionth Container Refrigeration Unit

Carrier Transicold Celebrates Sale of 1 Millionth Container Refrigeration Unit

Sustainable PrimeLINE® system with XtendFRESH™ atmosphere control presented to

PR Newswire

SINGAPORE, April 16, 2014

SINGAPORE, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty-six years after pioneering the
first front-wall, or "picture-frame," refrigeration unit, Carrier Transicold
Pte Ltd ("Carrier Transicold") presented its 1 millionth unit during a
ceremony at its Singapore manufacturing facility. The milestone unit, a
PrimeLINE unit with XtendFRESH atmosphere control system, was presented to CMA
CGM, the world's third-largest container shipping company and one of Carrier's
long-standing and valued customers. Carrier Transicold, which helps improve
global transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a
complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers,
is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies
Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Leaders from Carrier Transicold today presented its 1 millionth container
refrigeration unit to representatives from CMA CGM, one of the world’s largest
container shipping companies, at the Carrier manufacturing plant in Singapore.

"The 1 millionth container unit is an accomplishment not only for our company
and the thousands of employees around the world who have helped make it
possible, but for the marine shipping industry," said David Appel, president,
Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems. "It demonstrates the technological
progress we are making to achieve greater efficiency while maintaining
best-in-class performance, helping move shippers toward more environmentally
sustainable refrigerants and bringing further innovations in system efficiency
and cargo protection along the way."

"Today, 52 percent of world seaborne trade is delivered efficiently and
economically by container vessel, and 65 percent of refrigerated products are
transported in containers, the majority of which are efficiently and reliably
temperature-controlled by Carrier Transicold systems," said Chiou Fun Sin,
president, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold. "On any given
day, the value of cargo delivered by Carrier Transicold units alone is valued
at $6 billion. Indeed, Carrier Transicold systems and our global service and
support network play a significant role in ensuring the well-being of a
growing global population, by providing the safe, reliable transport of
produce, meat, seafood, vaccines and medicine from hemisphere to hemisphere,
24 hours a day, every day of the year."

"In addition to our commitment to offering high-quality solutions at every
stage of the transport cycle, CMA CGM is dedicated to protecting the
environment and promoting sustainable business operations," said Alexis
Michel, senior vice president, Container and Reefer Logistics, CMA CGM. "We
have significantly reduced our carbon footprint over the past 10 years, and we
are always seeking out new technologies that will help us reach our
sustainability goals while also meeting our high standards for performance and
efficiency. The PrimeLINE unit wins on both of these fronts, which is why we
have been building up our fleet with PrimeLINE units since they were launched
in 2008.

"Our latest Carrier PrimeLINE units include the innovative XtendFRESH
atmosphere control system, which will help ensure optimal cargo quality over
longer voyages," Michel said. "CMA CGM's commitment to innovative technology
and quality equipment is the foundation for our superior customer service and

In addition to unmatched performance, the PrimeLINE unit offers several
environmentally sustainable features including the unit's validation by UL
Environment as having a 93 percent recyclability rate, joining Carrier's
NaturaLINE™ unit as the only container refrigeration units to achieve
recyclability validation. The PrimeLINE unit also delivers greater cooling
capacity for perishable loads than any other container refrigeration system
using non-ozone depleting R-134a refrigerant.

"In a world of finite natural resources, the PrimeLINE unit stands out as a
leader in energy efficient marine container systems. It reduces carbon
emissions by 28 percent compared to previous units and is one of only two
systems certified for recyclability. This is how Carrier maximizes
environmental technologies while lowering environmental impact," said John
Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, UTC Building & Industrial Systems.

The XtendFRESH system's ability to remove ethylene – a hormone given off by
ripening produce that will accelerate ripening if left unchecked – while
actively controlling oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, is key to its
performance and distinguishes it from other products for container atmosphere
control. By slowing the ripening process, the XtendFRESH system significantly
lengthens the amount of time produce can spend in refrigerated transit – by
more than double in some cases. For example, bananas can be shipped for up to
eight weeks rather than four, and beans for up to four weeks rather than 10

For more information about the Carrier PrimeLINE unit, XtendFRESH system or
any of the Transicold family of transport refrigeration solutions, visit

1 million Carrier container units could safely transport 140 billion bananas.

About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of
temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services
for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 40 years,
Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the
world with the most advanced, energy efficient and environmentally sound
container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel
truck units and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of
UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a
leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.
Visit for more information. Follow Carrier on
Twitter: @CarrierGreen.

Photo -
Photo -

SOURCE Carrier Transicold

Contact: Jon Shaw, Carrier Transicold, +1-315-432-6442,
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.