Maersk Line Adds 12,900 Primeline® units from Carrier Transicold

Helping to improve the overall energy efficiency of its world-class refrigerated container operations, Maersk Line is adding 12,900 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE® container refrigeration units to its fleet. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).


The order is among the largest ever placed for PrimeLINE units. The units are being installed on 40-foot high-cube containers for replacement and expansion of Maersk’s refrigerated container fleet. The PrimeLINE unit’s exceptional energy efficiency will help Maersk Line move toward its 2020 target for improving carbon dioxide efficiency by 60 percent, relative to a 2007 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,” said David Appel, president, Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration. “With the addition of these PrimeLINE units to its fleet, Maersk Line continues to advance its bold sustainability initiatives.”

The PrimeLINE unit has been meeting Maersk Line’s stringent total cost of ownership requirements since it was first introduced into the fleet in 2007. The units make significant operational and environmental improvements by reducing shipboard energy production requirements and associated greenhouse gas emissions. Including prior purchases, Maersk Line’s PrimeLINE units, in normal operating modes, are expected to save enough energy over their lifetimes to eliminate more than 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions relative to industry average. That’s equivalent to removing nearly 27,000 cars from the road over the same period.

The PrimeLINE unit is also known for best-in-class pulldown among all container refrigeration units, as well as best deep-frozen capability among those that use non-ozone-depleting R-134a. No other container refrigeration unit provides dehumidification capability lower than the PrimeLINE unit, and none can achieve 50 percent relative humidity as efficiently.