Maersk Line place huge Primeline order
WORLD – The Danish-based conglomerate Maersk Line has announced that it is to add 12,900 Carrier Transicold Primeline container refrigeration units to its fleet in a bid to improve the overall energy efficiency of its refrigerated container operations.
The order is among the largest ever received by Carrier for their Primeline units. The units are set to be installed on 40-foot high-cube containers as part of the replacement and expansion of Maersk’s refrigerated container fleet. Maersk Line hope that the Primeline unit’s energy efficiency will help the company move toward its stated target of improving carbon dioxide efficiency by 30 percent for 2020, relative to a 2010 baseline.
“Over the course of a relationship spanning nearly three decades, Carrier and Maersk have worked together to make significant advancements in reducing shipboard energy consumption while lowering emissions,” declared the president of Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration, David Appel. “With the addition of these PrimeLINE units to its fleet, Maersk Line continues to advance its bold sustainability initiatives.”
The Primeline unit has been a part of Maersk Line’s fleet since 2007. Carrier claim that the units make significant operational and environmental improvements by helping reduce shipboard energy production requirements and associated greenhouse gas emissions. Maersk Line hope that their fleet of Primeline units, including prior purchases, used in normal operating modes, will save enough energy over their lifetimes to eliminate more than 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions compared to the industry average. These savings would equate to removing nearly 27,000 cars from the road over the same period.