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Carrier Transicold collaborates on reefer training 

SINGAPORE: Carrier Transicold has announced a collaboration with a project initiated by GIZ, the German development agency, to advance cold chain development and training in Costa Rica and South Africa.

Backed by €2.9m of funding from the German government, the Greener Reefers in International Maritime Transport initiative to mitigate the impacts of the annual emissions released by the container shipping industry. The project is training reefer engineers to reduce leakage rates and ensure optimised energy efficiency. It is also piloting climate friendly and energy efficient reefer containers.

The collaboration focuses on providing in-person and online training to engineers in Costa Rica and South Africa for refrigerated containers and supports Carrier’s focus on expanding the cold chain. 

“We are excited to be a part of the Greener Reefers in International Maritime Transport project, and as an industry leader, we are pleased to educate others on the use of natural refrigerant-based technology such as our NaturaLine unit, which incorporates CO2 in place of conventional synthetic refrigerants,” said Vineet Kashyap, vice president & general manager, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold.

“In October, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration and GIZ agreed to set up the first regional CO2 transcritical supermarket training centre in East Africa,” said Philipp Denzinger, Project Manager of GIZ Proklima. “We are now signing a memorandum of understanding with Carrier Transicold to promote sustainable reefer solutions, as well as improve the energy efficiency of the maritime shipping sector.”

Earlier in the year, Carrier Transicold signed an agreement with the Telangana State Trade Promotion Corporation to advance cold chain development and training in India. In 2022, Carrier Transicold agreed to help develop a cold chain centre in Kigali, Rwanda and a transport training centre in Accra, Ghana.

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