In any respectable container park – amongst the hundreds of multicoloured stacks – you cannot miss the typical white colour of the Reefer container.
The Refrigerated Containers (abbreviated as Reefer) are insulated containers, equipped with a refrigerated unit capable of maintaining constant temperatures and levels of humidity. This makes them ideal for the transport of perishable goods.
What type of goods? There really is an endless variety: meat, frozen fish, fruit, vegetables but also vaccines and general pharmaceuticals. Reefers are becoming more and more popular, as is shown by the increase on a global level of 4.9% in 2014-15. This is also the case in our terminal, where the traffic of goods stowed in this type of container has seen an increase of 23% between 2011 and 2015.
In line with this market trend, PSA Voltri-Prà has gradually created a reefer park equipped with 1500 reefer plugs (for the connection to the electricity network) that is today the biggest and best equipped in the North Tyrrhenian Sea. This is also thanks to the permanent operators working on a seven-day basis, utilising an advanced management software capable of constantly monitoring all the key parameters. Any potential anomalies are immediately detected, guaranteeing safe and efficient transportation of these special goods.