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UNIT45 has developed a diesel-electric reefer container primarily intended for use in multimodal operations where rail is featured. The cost of moving temperature-controlled cargoes over long distances by road is ever rising but rail is rarely an alternative since very few train operators can provide a reliable power supply for all-electric reefer containers.

The advantages of the 45ft diesel electric reefer:

  • Incorporated 250 liter dieseltank
  • Available with double stack system
  • Compatible with 40ft infrastructure
  • Optional advanced track- and trace system

The diesel-electric power unit used by UNIT45 incorporates a 250-litre diesel tank. This is more than sufficient for long-haul rail operations such as Rotterdam to Italy or Eastern Europe.

This reefer unit has 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. A built-in cooling system that saves cargo space has been developed and can be supplied under a service contract and a track and trace system. These systems combine maximum cooling capacity with excellent energy-economy. The reefer is finished on the inside with a flat aluminum floor, with the layout of the cargo security system being entirely to the customer's specifications.

Considering the more strict food and pharma safety regulations, controlling the transport of perishable goods and pharmaceuticals has become more important than ever.

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 fuel level and location of your cargo at all times.

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 and 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: 13,275 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: 6,995 kgs
  • Max Payload: 27,005 kgs
these technical specs only apply to the standard diesel-electric reefer