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  October 21st, 2015 | Written by

Maersk Line Adds 12,900 PrimeLINE Units from Carrier Transicold

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  • Maersk Line has a 2020 target for improving carbon dioxide efficiency by 30 percent.
  • Maersk’s PrimeLINE units will eliminate 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Reduction in emissions with Maersk’s PrimeLINE units is equivalent to removing 27,000 cars from the road.

Maersk Line is adding 12,900 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE container refrigeration units to its fleet.

The units will help to improve the energy efficiency of the carrier’s refrigerated container operations.

The order is among the largest ever placed for PrimeLINE units. The 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 percent, relative to a 2010 baseline.

“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 stringent total cost of ownership requirements since it was first introduced into the fleet in 2007. The 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.

Carrier Transicold offers a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility.