Some commodities can be shipped in the same container. Like e.g. apples and pears where the temperature requirements and ventilation settings are identical (or at least close to). The local Seago Line office will assist in cases where shippers want to do “mixed loads”. I.e. recommend if GO or NO GO. Seago Line generally recommends not to ship different commodities in the same container.
Yes, the shipper can place as many templates as he/she likes inside the reefer. It is the responsibility of the consignee to collect the templates.
Yes, if the ambient temperature is well below set temperature (say more than 5 degrees C below), then fresh air exchange is a very adequate way to reduce humidity inside the reefer.
Yes, they can – provided a genset (generator) is being used to secure power to the reefer at all times.
Yes, the free time includes plugging and daily monitoring paid by the shipping line.
For optimal stowage conditions, pallets should preferably measure: L: 120 cm – W: 100 cm. However, all kind of pallets can be used.
Ocean Shipping Line operates +200,000 reefer units.
Ocean Shipping Line’s liability is stated in its Terms and conditions of carriage as reflected in the Bill of Lading. Ocean Shipping Line recommends all clients to have their cargo insured by their own underwriters.
When a booking is placed with Ocean Shipping Line, it is our responsibility to make sure the container is sound, clean and ready for use.
Ocean Shipping Line, therefore, PTI (Pre-Trip inspection) all units, before gated out/released to the client.
All Ocean Shipping Line vessels carrying reefer containers have dedicated reefer technicians onboard. If a container is malfunctioning during the transit, the technical staff will, to the extent possible, repair the unit and get it back to the optimal operation mode.
Supply air: Should be in range (at a set point) max. 30 min after the unit has been started.
Return air: Depending on the cargo temperature at the time of stuffing.
The genset diesel tank capacity ranges from 150L-455L (39GLS-120GLS), enabling a fully loaded genset to run for nearly 5 full days.
It depends on the size of the boxes.
To reach the red load line (max stowage height), typically 9-10 layers of boxes will fit.
When in Ocean Shipping Line care, containers are being monitored as follows:
Normal reefer containers: 1 time per day (as a minimum)
Special reefer containers: 2 times per day (as a minimum)
Monitoring is carried out by vessel reefer technicians and operational reefer staff in the port.
In some terminals and on a number of vessels, remote monitoring tools are installed, allowing 24-hour online monitoring on those containers fitted with remote monitoring modems.
Ocean Shipping Line monitoring guidelines require daily check and monitoring of all reefer containers. Special reefers will be checked and monitored 2 times per day. The majority of the Ocean Shipping Line reefer containers are fitted with modems, allowing remote monitoring. Vessels equipped with the remote monitoring system (REFCON, GRASP or similar ISO 10368 compliant system) will, on top of the physical check, have a 24-hour online connection to the reefers, allowing the swift action, should a problem occur.
There is no precise answer to this question.
The answer is connected with the insulation capability of the reefer. This again depends on the age of the reefer box. The newer box, the better insulation.
Also, the ambient temperature in which the container is located, will impact to a high degree.
Is it OK for the shipper to place templates/temperature readers inside the reefer container without notifying the shipping line?
Yes, the shipper can place as many templates as he/she likes inside the reefer.
It is the responsibility of the consignee to collect the templates.
Yes, provided the following is applied to:
– Cured chilled hides are acceptable in reefer containers (both as chilled and frozen)
– Wet salted hides are only accepted at -10C or below.
Cargo, damaging the interior of the container as well as some commodities certified as dangerous cargo, cannot be accepted in our reefer containers. If the shipper is in doubt, the shipper should always contact the local Ocean Shipping Line agent for advice.