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What are Reefer containers… and what do you use them for?

A reefer container is a refrigerated shipping container used to store or transport frozen or cold goods, perishable items or goods that require temperature control.

Reefers make an excellent, portable solution to short or long term storage and can be used to ship or truck goods over long distances as they can be plugged into the power station on ships or have clip on generators attached.

They should be wind and water tight with secure lockable doors and are available in 10ft, 20ft and 40ft sizes.

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Why are Reefers so useful?


A variety of temperature ranges

A Reefer container can sustain temperatures ranging from -35°C to +30° meaning they can keep goods warm as well as cool.


Versatile airflow cycles


The temperature and airflow can be easily set to either maintain frozen, chilled or warm conditions giving complete flexibility on what goods are stored.

Airflow for frozen goods. Air flows around, under and up the sides of goods.

Airflow for chilled goods. Air flows around, under and up the INSIDE of goods.

Highly Portable

Our Reefers are designed to be easily to transported making them perfect if you need cold storage for events or need to transport temperature controlled medicines etc overseas.


Flexible Purchase or Hire Options Available

Cargostore Worldwide Trading Limited has Reefer containers available for both purchase and short and long term hire, making them ideal for seasonal use like harvest storage or to add permanent cold storage facilities to business or retail premise.


Our Intermodal Reefers

Cargostore 10ft ISO Reefer Container

Cargostore 20ft ISO Reefer Container

Cargostore 40ft ISO Reefer Container

Cargostore 20ft ISO Dual Temperature Reefer Container

Cargostore 20ft ISO Cold Storage Container

Our Offshore Reefers

Cargostore 10ft DNV 2.7-1 Reefer Container

Cargostore 20ft DNV 2.7-1 Reefer Container

Cargostore 20ft DNV 2.7-1 Dual Temperature Reefer Container

Unsure how to program your Reefer?

Visit our in-depth guide about how to program your Reefer Container, from setting the temperature to adjusting the humidity.

Uses of refrigerated containers

Reefer containers can be used for a wide variety of businesses and applications. Here are a few examples:


Restaurants and Hotels

Reefers can provide a quick solution for storage of huge quantities of ingredients that restaurants and hotels negotiate every day.

Seasonal Festivals and Fairs
  • Reefers to be an ideal solution for the storage of food and beverages at events.
  • Reefers can be deployed, set-up and taken down once the event finishes for a temporary option.
Pharmaceutical Storage

Certain pharmaceuticals and other drugs need to be kept in a high controlled environment. Factors such as humidity and temperature may need to be kept at a constant or the effectiveness of the drug could be compromised.


There are a million and one uses for a reefer container:


Shipping Flowers

Transporting Meat

Delivering Emergency Aid

Shipping Flowers