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Inside the Reefer: Decoding the Mechanics of Refrigerated Containers



Refrigerated containers, or reefers, form the backbone of the global cold supply chain, ensuring that perishable goods reach their destination with freshness intact. Ever wondered about the intricate workings that keep these containers cool (or warm)? Let's take a deep dive. 

1. Temperature Mastery:

The Heart of the Reefer At the core of every reefer is a sophisticated temperature control system. Advanced thermostats and sensors maintain a precise environment, allowing businesses to ship a diverse range of goods with specific temperature requirements. 

2. Insulation:

The Thermal Fortress Reefer containers boast cutting-edge insulation materials that create a thermal fortress. This insulation not only prevents external temperatures from affecting the cargo but also contributes to energy efficiency by reducing the workload on the cooling system. 

3. Ventilation Systems:

Breathing Freshness Maintaining the right level of ventilation is crucial. Reefers are equipped with state-of-the-art ventilation systems that regulate airflow, preventing the buildup of gases and ensuring a consistent atmosphere for the cargo. 

4. Power Play:

Plugging Into Reliability Reefers are power-hungry beasts, and they derive their energy from external power sources or, in some cases, have onboard generators. This constant power ensures uninterrupted operation, crucial for long-haul journeys and periods of storage. 

5. Smart Technologies:

The Brain Behind the Chill Modern reefers are not just containers; they are smart technologies on wheels. Integrated telematics allow real-time monitoring of temperature, humidity, and other critical parameters, providing end-to-end visibility and control. 

VS&B Containers: Your Gateway to Reefer Excellence

At VS&B Containers, we understand that the reliability of a reefer is non-negotiable in the cold chain. Our range of refrigerated containers combines cutting-edge technology with robust construction, ensuring that your perishables reach their destination in optimal condition. Explore the science behind freshness with VS&B Containers, your trusted container provider. 

VS&B Containers, headquartered in Chennai, began operations in 1996. The company offers a wide variety of containers, both newly built and used, and custom-built units that can be directly shipped from our manufacturing facilities to your preferred destinations across the world. We also operate a leased fleet of over 30,000 containers for both international leasing and domestic leasing (within India). If you have container requirements, do drop us an email at and a member of our team will reach out to assist you.  

Furthermore, iInterchange Systems (A VS&B group company) provides state-of-the-art software solutions tailored specifically to meet the needs of container shipping and logistics enterprises. Please visit for more details.