Davies International, specialist in cruise logistics updates its fleet with 10 new temperature-controlled trailers featuring Carrier Transicold Vector 1950 units – continuing a 30-year tradition of running a 100% Carrier-cooled operation.

The new 13.6-metre trailers are like-for-like replacements and will be used intensively seven days per week, covering up to 150,000 kilometres each year. They are mounted with the first Vector 1950 units operated by the firm. Regular payloads will include temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, ships’ stores and food products moving between the UK and mainland Europe.

To further help with its temperature-critical pharmaceutical loads, Davies International utilises Carrier Transicold’s DataCOLD 600 temperature recorder, which uses probes to independently monitor temperatures and identify any deviations, helping to maintain precise set-point control. The company also uses its tracking, telematics and fleet management system, which displays the precise location of the trailer, along with live temperature data to help operators react accordingly in order to prevent any spoiled goods.

The new Vector 1950 systems offer increased cooling capacity versus the units they replace, for even faster pull-down speeds and the ability to haul larger loads over longer distances. They also continue to benefit from Carrier’s patented E-DriveTM all-electric technology, which transforms engine power into electricity through a generator, reducing risks of leaks and emissions. This technology significantly reduces fuel consumption and results in a lower carbon footprint and quieter operation.

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