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Reefer containers

At NZBOX, we pride ourselves on being experts in the hire and sale of Reefer Containers (refrigerated shipping containers) right throughout New Zealand. Within the industry, Reefer Containers are typically used in the transport of temperature-sensitive goods. They are also great for chilled long term storage especially in the hospitality sector to store additional stock of meat, fruit and vegetables. Our refrigerated containers have excellent temperature control and range from +25°C to -25°C which makes them perfect for the transportation and storage of perishable goods.

20ft Reefer Container

Our 20ft Reefer Containers are designed and constructed for the transportation of general cargo at sea and on land (road or rail) throughout the world, and will be suitable for the environmental conditions imposed by those modes of transport. All materials used in the construction are able to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -40C to +70C without effect on container’s strength and watertightness

  • Usually constructed with steel frames, stainless panels with sandwich packed foam,
  • Made from extremely tough Corten Steel and stainless steel
  • T-Aluminium Floor
  • Full inner and outer door seals to ensure no cold air escapes as well as being weather tightness and vermin proof.
  • Forklift Pockets -For onsite moves
  • Easy Open Door

Delivery Options: Swing lift Truck, Hiab truck or Flat deck. Flat deck delivery is the cheapest option but does require the customer to have a site crane or forklift.

Need help with dimensions? View our dimensions page

40ft Reefer Container

Our 40ft Reefer Containers are designed and constructed for the transportation of general cargo at sea and on land (road or rail) throughout the world, and will be suitable for the environmental conditions imposed by those modes of transport. All materials used in the construction are able to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -40C to +70C without effect on container’s strength and watertightness

  • Usually constructed with steel frames, stainless panels with sandwich packed foam,
  • Made from extremely tough Corten Steel and stainless steel
  • T-Aluminium Floor
  • Full inner and outer door seals to ensure no cold air escapes as well as being weather tightness and vermin proof.
  • Forklift Pockets -For onsite moves
  • Easy Open Door

Delivery Options: Swing lift Truck, Hiab truck or Flat deck. Flat deck delivery is the cheapest option but does require the customer to have a site crane or forklift.

Need help with dimensions? View our dimensions page

Frequently asked questions

Are there different refrigerated shipping container sizes?

Our refrigerated shipping containers are available in 20ft and 40ft sizes. Our 20ft containers are predominately 3 phase power supply, but we may from time to time be able to supply single phase, whereas our 40ft containers are only available in the 3 phase power supply.

How do refrigerated containers work?

Reefer containers essentially work like large refrigerators. They are built with a shipping container refrigeration unit that delivers chilled air through the floor which is circulated internally.

How are refrigerated containers powered?

Our reefer containers are powered single phase (20ft and 40ft) or a 3 phase power supply unit (40ft only). 

The single phase power supply (3 Pin PDL plug required) has a temperature range of +10°C to -20°C and offers a 50% power saving compared to the 3 phase. 

The 3 phase power supply (4 Pin PDL plug required) is more powerful than the single phase with a temperature range of +25°C to -25°C.

What are the other uses of refrigerated shipping containers?

As well as the transport and storage of perishables for supermarkets and restaurants, mobile catering teams also use them frequently for temporary storage pf food and beverages during festivals and events. Other sectors, like the pharmaceutical industry, rely on refrigerated containers in situations where controlled temperature environments are a necessity. Private homeowners have also bought Reefer containers for their own additional food/beverage storage needs.

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