Premier Refrigeration Container Carriers in Virginia
Heavy Cargo Permitting
810 Ford Dr Norfolk, VA 23523
(757) 494 9500
Century Express Virginia dispatchers manage hundreds of refrigerated container shipments through the Port of Virginia each year. Our extensive knowledge of reefer requirements enables us to serve your needs. Century Express Virginia offers refrigerated container storage while providing reefer monitoring services, electrical services, and genset refueling. We always look for ways to safeguard your temperature sensitive cargo whether storing for early return date delays or to avoid port demurrage.
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We are experienced in refrigerated transportation within the ports and rails of Virginia. Put our experience to work for all your reefer moves and have peace of mind regarding your cargo.
A refrigerated container (reefer) is one type of ISO container utilized in the transportation of intermodal freight. It is used to haul temperature-sensitive, perishable cargo such as:
- Beer / wine
- Dairy products
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Frozen foods
- Hazardous chemicals
- Pharmaceutical goods
- Photographic film
- Seafood and meat
- Seedlings and flowers
While reefers have an integrated refrigeration unit, they rely on an external power supply, from electrical power points (“reefer points”). When being transported over the road, they are powered by diesel generators (“gensets”) which attach to the container or chassis. This allows for the transportation of reefers with uninterrupted refrigeration of goods.
Cold chain is defined as the series of actions and equipment applied to maintain a product within a specified temperature range from harvest/production to consumption. In other words, the term denotes that a temperature-controlled supply chain network is used in each leg to ensure and extend the shelf life of products.
Adequate cold storage, in particular, can be crucial to prevent quantitative and qualitative food losses. Refrigerated cargo, especially if shipping internationally, is time-sensitive. Without proper management, you could lose thousands (even millions) of dollars due to damaged goods.
Century Express Virginia offers trucking services to move your freight safely, quickly, and without damage. Our team eliminates the uncertainty of coordinating multiple modes of transportation to move goods in and out of a port and rail ramp. We have the experience and technology to handle the difficult tasks and stress of dealing with your imports and exports. Our clients rely on us for personalized service, constant communication, and the ability to meet their needs.