Reefer Tools & Resources
APL provides some useful guides and information to aid your reefer shipping process. Please contact your local APL representative if you have more specific needs.
- Reefer Guide Book
- Container Loading Checklist
- Fresh Air Exchange Rate Conversion
- Fahrenheit Celsius Degree Conversion
Download a copy of our Reefer Guide Book. This guide book provides guidelines and information on how to ensure temperature-sensitive products arrive at their final destination safely and efficiently.
A useful checklist to ensure your container is in the right condition for loading. Download a copy here.
|Refrigeration unit is operational|
|Container is not damaged|
|Door seals are in good condition|
|Container is odor-free|
|Container interior is clean, no debris blocking floor or drains|
|Generator is operating and has sufficient fuel|
|Microprocessor controller is set to correct temperature (check for Celsius or Fahrenheit)|
|Fresh air exchange rate is set properly, check for cubic feet per minute (cfm) or cubic meters per hour (cmh)|
|Humidity setting is correct|
|‘Trip start’ input for the microprocessor recorder|
|Container passes air leakage test (for CA/ RA)|
|Container identification is documented|
|Remove unwanted heat from the walls by pre-cooling to the appropriate loading temperature|
|Cargo is at specified pulp temperature|
|Correct cargo is loaded into container|
|Cargo is properly stowed, stable and loaded below the red line|
|Cargo is not stowed overly tight in flat wall containers|
|Package count is correct|
|Mark position of recorders, air bags and other details of stowage|
|Security seal number is recorded|
|Security seal is properly attached to rear door of container|
|Call APL customer service if you have any queries|
View and download our fresh air exchange rate conversion table for your use.
- Use lower fresh air for unit model 69NT40-441-xx, 444-xx, 449-xx, 489-xx
- Use upper fresh air for unit model 69NT40-511-xx
- Use T bar = 1 1/2’’ for R20 container and T bar = 2 1/2’’ and 2 5/8” for R40 container
For fresh air exchange rate conversion on other models, please contact your local APL representative.
Download this useful temperature conversion table for your use.