Refrigerated Shipping Containers (Reefers) For Sale

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Used Container

Retired from shipping after 15-20 years at sea


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Reefer Containers for Sale in the U.S.

Refrigerated containers, also known as reefers, are specialized shipping units used to transport temperature-sensitive goods worldwide.

Reefers can maintain a temperature range between -30°C and +30°C. Just like a household refrigerator, they use an in-built generator to circulate chilled air that keeps cargo at the right temperature — essential for transporting perishable cargo like fruits, flowers, and pharmaceuticals.

In addition to transporting perishables, businesses can repurpose used or non-operating reefer containers for on-site cold storage solutions — a cost-effective option for maintaining temperature-sensitive inventory.

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Boxhub Reefer Containers Specifications & Dimensions 

Learn more about the measurements, sizes and conditions of refrigerated conex boxes available for sale at Boxhub.

20ft New Reefer

Exterior: 20’L x 8’W x 8’6”H

Interior: 17’10″L x 7’6”W x 7’5”H

Door Opening: 7’6”W x 7’5”H

Weight: 6,240 lbs

Payload: 60,960 lbs

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40ft New Reefer

Exterior: 40’L x 8’W x 9’ 6”H 

Interior: 38’L x 7’6”W x 8’5”H 

Door Opening: 7’6”W x 8’5”H

Weight: 9,970 lbs

Payload: 64,990 lbs

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20ft Used Reefer

Exterior: 20’L x 8’W x 8’6”H

Interior: 17’6″L x 7’6”W x 7’5”H

Door Opening: 7’5”W x 7’3”H

Weight: 6,880 lbs

Payload: 60,320 lbs

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40ft Used Reefer

Exterior: 40’L x 8’W x 9’6”H

Interior: 38’5″L x 7’6”W x 8’4”H

Door Opening: 7’8”W x 8’5”H

Weight: 9,590 lbs

Payload: 57,610 lbs

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20ft New Reefers

40ft New Reefers

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40ft Used Reefers

Sliding Door Curtains

Polyurethane Insulation

Stainless Steel Exterior

Stainless Steel &

Aluminum Interior

Aluminum Scuff Liner

Automatic Floor Drains

New High-Cube
Container Body

New Refrigeration Unit

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Why Boxhub?
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Thousands of happy customers have chosen Boxhub as their container supplier of choice.

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From quote to information on all their different containers to delivery Boxhub made it easy and seamless every step of the way
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Feb 24, 2024
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Best prices and quick easy delivery. Clean and ready to go. Will contact in future if another box is needed!
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Feb 16, 2024
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Great customer service. Containers shipped on time. Exactly what I was expecting.
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Jan 30, 2024
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I had a great experience with the ordering process, and the delivery of my first box was on point. My first box was delivered on time...Great job Boxhub!
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Jan 15, 2024
How Can You Use Reefer Containers?
Food Transportation

Reefer containers can be used for transporting perishable goods like fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy products. Refrigerated containers maintain specific temperature ranges, ensuring that goods remain fresh during transit. Boxhub can source 20ft and 40ft high-cube reefer containers, based on your business needs and shipment volume.

Pharmaceutical Storage

Businesses can purchase reefer containers for storing temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products. The temperature controls of a working reefer ensure that medicines and vaccines maintain their efficacy during storage and transport.

Cold Storage Facilities

Businesses can repurpose used or non-operating reefer containers for on-site cold storage solutions, providing an affortable option for storing perishable goods or maintaining temperature-sensitive inventory.

Seafood Export

Fisheries and seafood exporters rely on reefer containers to maintain the freshness of their products during long-distance transportation. Reefer containers with specific temperature ranges are crucial for preserving the quality of seafood items like fish, shrimp, and shellfish.

Wine and Beverage Export

Wineries, distilleries, and other beverage companies can use reefer containers to safeguard the quality of wines and beverages throughout the shipping process.

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Where Does Boxhub Sell Shipping Containers?
Albuquerque, NM
Atlanta, GA
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Baltimore, MD
Boise, ID
Boston, MA
Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Columbus, OH
Frequently Asked Questions

Tare weight refers to the weight of empty containers, while gross weight is the container's weight after loading. Measuring tare weight before loading helps determine the container's weight capacity. Net weight of cargo = Gross weight - Tare weight.

DVT stands for Dual-Voltage Capability. If you are looking for a simple way to enhance your modular carrier transformer's functionality, consider opting for the dual-voltage capability feature. This will allow you to step up the voltage from 230V to 460V with ease. Please note that not all units may have this feature, so it's best to consult with your sales representative to confirm its availability.

We currently deliver from our U.S. depot within 5 business days. We also have inventory available for pre-purchase 1 month before delivery. This means that you can lock in great prices today and have the unit shipped to you 30 days later.

Reefer containers are available in various sizes, including standard 20ft and 40ft high cube options, catering to different shipment volumes and storage needs.

Reefer containers come in standardized sizes with internal dimensions varying slightly based on the model. A standard 20ft reefer container typically has internal dimensions of about 17.9ft length, 7.5ft height and 7.5ft width with a tare weight of approximately 6,240 lbs and a payload of 60,960 lbs. Similarly, a 40ft reefer container has internal dimensions of about 39.5ft length, 7.5ft width, and 7.5ft height, with a tare weight of approximately 9,970 lbs and a payload of 64,990 lbs.

New reefer units come with either Carrier, Thermoking, or Daikin engine. If you buy a new reefer container through Boxhub, it also comes with a 5-year warranty for engine malfunction.

When you purchase a new reefer unit through Boxhub, a Pre Trip Inspection (PTI) is included. Our used units do not come with a PTI but can be added on. Please speak to a member of the team to learn more

Reefer containers usually require a standard voltage supply of either 440V or 460V AC power, although voltage requirements may vary based on specific models and configurations.

Yes, we offer both new and used, operating and non-operating reefer containers for sale. For the most accurate pricing, please speak to one of our container specialists.

Yes, reefer containers can be transported via standard shipping methods, including container ships, trucks, and railroads. While on the vessel, they connect to the power supply which circulates chilled air throughout the container to maintain the desired temperature. The circulation of chilled air is facilitated by specific flooring systems, usually T-shaped decking, which ensures perfect air exchange with the goods. This ensures that these goods reach their destinations while maintaining their freshness and integrity.

Reefer containers are equipped with temperature monitoring systems that allow users to check and maintain the temperature remotely. Regular maintenance and calibration of these systems are essential to ensure accurate temperature control.

Reefer containers are commonly used for transporting perishable goods such as fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat, dairy products, pharmaceuticals, and beverages. They are also suitable for storing temperature-sensitive items in cold storage facilities.

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