Stowage

Cargo must be stowed correctly to maintain airflow and manage temperature during transportation

frozen_cargo The correct stowage of cargo is critical to maintaining the market value of refrigerated products. A clear stowage plan correctly executed enables adequate airflow. This helps reduce respiration rates of chilled perishables and prevents any heat that penetrates the reefer box from contacting frozen loads.

Protects your cargo by ensuring

  • Cargo is block stowed to ensure optimal airflow
  • There are no gaps between items in the load and the whole T-floor is covered so that air would not be short-cycled
  • Cargo levels are below the red line with minimum space at the back of the container since lower airflow could cause hot spots
  • Cargo is not stowed too tightly against the side walls especially on flat wall containers because air must be able to circulate around the periphery of the cartons
  • For chilled cargo, vent holes are aligned to facilitate the reefer container’s bottom air (vertical flow) delivery of airflow passing through (and not just around) the cargo
  • For frozen cargo, air can circulate under, over and to each side and end of the stowage

Hand stowed cargo stowage in bottom-air delivery containers

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Unitized cargo stowage in bottom-air delivery containers

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Stowage in corrugated containers with scuff liners

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