Urals-based manufacturer starting production of badly-needed reefer containers

August 22, 2021 23:53

"ChTZ-Uraltrac " subsidiary of the Uralvagonzavod Concern (part of the Rostec Group of Companies) based in the Chelyabinsk region, Russia, is launching manufacture of refrigerated containers, reports Megafishnet.com.

According to Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF), the container fleet renewal will help increase shipments of fish products with guaranteed quality from the Russian Far East to the central regions not only by rail and road, but also opens up opportunities for wider use of the Northern Sea Route. The thing is that the main part of the transportation costs of the Northern Sea Route in 2020 was associated with the need to rent refrigerated containers, stevedoring work in the port and shipment from St. Petersburg to Moscow.

The planned capacity of container production is more than 10 thousand units per year. The main types are 20/40-foot open-top (bulk cargo) and 20/40-foot refrigerated containers.

The Penguin-6 model is a refrigerated container with insulated walls, doors, floor and roof, which limit the exchange between the internal volume and the environment. They operate from a removable refrigeration unit (for example, a mechanical compressor, an absorption unit, etc.) and have the ability to mount a suspended generator.

The container is designed for transportation and storage of products that require a stable temperature regime, with the ability to maintain a temperature in the range from minus 25 to plus 25 degrees Celsius for a long time. It is also planned to install customized refrigeration equipment.

Recently the factory was visited by a delegation of the government-owned National Fish Resources Company subordinate to FAF. One of its main tasks has to do with the development of an industrial transport and logistics system for the supply of fish products across Russia in compliance with the established temperature regimes on the principle of "shipboard – the final buyer", including the creation of refrigeration and storage complexes in the regions of the country.

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