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With its lighter tare weight and greater payload, the all-electric reefer container is generally the preferred choice when operational arrangements are able to guarantee availability of a suitable power supply during all stages of the transport chain.  On ships, in ports and on the road, this is rarely a problem.

The advantages of the 45ft electric reefer:

  • Capacity to handle 33 euro pallets
  • Conditioned transport of perishable goods
  • Compatible with 40ft infrastructure
  • Optional advanced track- and trace system

This reefer unit was the first reefer container in Europe with sufficient cargo capacity to handle 33 euro-pallets. This ingeniously designed lightweight container is constructed using an ideal combination of aluminum and high-strength steel. Not only does this reefer unit require a lower investment than reefer trailers, it is also durable and requires little maintenance.

UNIT45 uses only the best cooling units for its electric reefers, giving the least damaging emissions. Using high-quality foam in the walls of the reefer prevents loss of temperature within the reefer. The rising popularity of all-electric 45ft reefer containers is directly attributable to the ever-increasing cost of operating reefer trailers.  On many routes, substantial savings can be made by switching from pure road trailer operations to intermodal or shortsea container alternatives.

UNIT45 gives you the security that your load can be monitored at all times during transportation by offering you an optional track- and trace system on all our reefers. This way, you can check the location of your cargo at all times.

All UNIT45 containers are road-legal throughout the EU and are also well suited for transport on cellular (shortsea) and non-cellular container ships, ro-ro vessels, inland waterway barges and rail wagons due to their chamfered corner post and euro corner castings.

UNIT45 design is constantly revised to take account of new technology, materials and environment as they become available and proven in service. All our 45ft containers are painted with self-cleaning waterborne paint. 

Our 45ft reefers can be bought, rented or leased for a certain period. When you send us your enquiry a suitable offer will be made for you. After your acceptance of the offer, the order process is started. Depending on your order, the 45ft reefers are made in your corporate identity colors and/or decals or directly available from stock in case you wish to rent/lease or buy our containers. After signature of the contract or payment in case of purchase, the reefers are released at the depot Rotterdam, depending on availability.

Our 45ft reefers feature aluminum flat floors and are equipped with 4 cargo bars. The reefers are all suitable for intermodal transport of conditioned cargo on rail, road and sea. 


External dimensions
  • Length: 13,716 mm
  • Width: 2,556 mm
  • Height: 2,896 mm
Internal dimensions
  • Length: 13,303 mm
  • Width: 2,438 mm
  • Height: 2,575 mm
  • Cubic capacity: 83,1
  • Euro pallet: 33
  • ISO pallet: 26
  • Gross weight: 34,000 kgs
  • Tarra weight: 6,110 kgs
  • Max Payload: 27,890 kgs
these technical specs only apply to the standard all-electric reefer