Atlantic Container Line (ACL) is acquiring 150 new containers equipped with Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE reefer units featuring the Lynx Fleet digital solution for monitoring and control of refrigerated shipments.
The shipping line, which is part of the Grimaldi Group, is adding the 40 ft high-cube refrigerated containers for fleet expansion, serving on trade routes between western Europe and the US.
Maurizio Di Paolo, corporate liner equipment department manager, Grimaldi Group, said: “With its energy-efficient performance, the PrimeLINE refrigeration unit is a perfect complement for our fleet, which includes some of the world’s largest, most fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible roll-on roll-off containerships.”
He added: “The Lynx Fleet solution will bring numerous benefits to our fleet, and the ability to monitor cargo temperatures is only the beginning.”
ACL is particularly looking to take advantage of the refrigeration unit health analytics and potential efficiencies for maintenance and repair operations.
The Lynx Fleet platform features integrated telematics and a cloud-based architecture to ensure information is up to date, while the platform is accessible via smartphone, tablet or computer through a digital dashboard.
Its data management platform provides visibility on the health and status of a fleet’s refrigerated containers, in an effort to reduce operational costs and maintenance and repair expenses related to conducting new off-line pre-trip inspections (PTIs).
Meanwhile, the PrimeLINE unit utilises digital scroll compressor that delivers low energy consumption as well as fast temperature pull-down, tight temperature control, high air-flow performance and good cost of ownership according to Carrier Transicold.
These ACL units will also utilise Carrier’s Micro-Link 5 controller, which is the first and only container refrigeration unit controller with wireless communication capability, providing greater memory, processing power and connectivity compared to the manufacturer’s standard offering.
Kay Henze, account manager at Carrier Transicold, said: “We are pleased to support ACL’s modern fleet with our latest container refrigeration technology, which is designed to improve fleet efficiencies and help control operating costs.”