Conserve battery power in refrigerated environments

Extreme temperatures often make day-to-day work more difficult in the logistics sector. When storing and transporting fresh and frozen foods, it is essential that an uninterrupted cold chain is in place – something logistics providers have to contend with, particularly during the warm summer months. However, low ambient temperatures like those prevalent in refrigerated environments, […]

Air cargo carrier helped maintain food supplies and support farming communities across the globe

When Emirates SkyCargo’s first freighter flight took off from Guadalajara, Mexico, on the 2nd of October, the cargo hold contained several tonnes of avocadoes and other vegetables grown and harvested in Mexico and destined for supermarket shelves in Europe and the Middle East. In Kenya, Emirates’ 10 weekly flights in October 2020 from Nairobi airport transport, […]

Envirotainer Provides Free Access to Shipment reports

Envirotainer, the global market leader and by far largest provider of temperature-controlled air freight solutions for pharmaceuticals, announced that they open up unlimited and free access to shipment data for all their customers. The shipment data provided combines all data gathered during a shipment and is presented in one comprehensive report that is now shared […]

ELPRO’s LIBERO ITS receives WHO PQS E006 status as a pre-qualified electronic shipping indicator for vaccines and NGOs

At a time when the world is watching and waiting for what is likely this century’s most anticipated vaccine, ELPRO is delighted to provide the vaccine community with a reliable, affordable electronic time and temperature indicator. The LIBERO ITS just received WHO PQS status E006 for Temperature Monitoring Devices. The WHO Performance, Quality and Safety […]

Carrier Transicold Launches First Autonomous Electric Refrigeration System – the Vector eCool

Carrier Transicold has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing emissions, improving sustainability and increasing efficiency across the refrigerated transport sector with the launch of the first fully autonomous, all-electric engineless refrigerated trailer system, the Vector® eCool™.

Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

“We believe the Vector eCool represents the future of refrigerated trailer technology,” said Victor Calvo, president, Carrier Transicold International Truck & Trailer. “It’s one of the most exciting new products we have ever brought to market. The launch follows years of research and development, including extensive real-world testing with prototypes operating in customer fleets.”

Suitable for operation with the engineless versions of Carrier Transicold’s Vector HE 19 and Vector 1550 E, the Vector eCool combines the company’s E-Drive™ all-electric technology with a new cutting-edge energy recovery and storage system. This converts kinetic energy generated by the trailer into electricity, which is then stored in a battery pack to power the refrigeration unit. This loop creates a fully autonomous system that produces no direct carbon dioxide (CO2) or particulate emissions.

When the refrigeration unit is operating on battery power, Carrier Transicold’s energy management system will automatically switch on when the charge reaches a certain level and conditions, initiating the generator to recharge the battery to ensure full refrigeration capacity.

The eCool system can also be plugged into the electrical grid when the trailer is parked and will fully charge in under four hours. On the road, the battery pack is recharged using power generated by the axles and the kinetic energy created under braking.

When used with Carrier Transicold’s flagship Vector HE 19 unit, the Vector eCool can provide even further reductions in energy consumption*. Even with the system’s axle generator and battery pack fitted, it is still significantly lighter than a standard diesel unit with a full tank of fuel.

The Vector eCool is also PIEK-compliant, meaning when used with the City versions of the Vector HE 19 and Vector 1550 E, operating noise is below 60 dB(A). Combined with its emissions performance, the Vector eCool provides the ultimate solution to ever-tightening inner-city and urban regulations.

Service provider GROUP7 obtains GDP certificate

Worldwide cold chains for the pharmaceutical industry certified for transport, logistics and e-commerce sector. Logistics services provider GROUP7 gained its GDP certification recently, when the German testing company DEKRA certified the company’s “good distribution practice” for its logistics and forwarding services as well as the e-commerce segment. After the successful audit of its operating and […]

Global trade never sleeps

MEET THE CARGO OPERATORS | Behind every container, there is a story. No one knows this better than the 24/7 cargo teams who are dedicated to around-the-clock vessel operations. With global trade constantly on the move, it takes immense efforts behind the scenes to get cargo ready for transport. A large chunk of this work goes […]