Reefers, or Refrigerated containers facilitate the movement of cargo that requires a strict temperature controlled environment. Running of Reefer services requires a certain degree of Infrastructure development at the handling terminals, and CONCOR has made such facilities available at its terminals, i.e. ICD Dadri and ICD Kanpur.
The Reefer containers are moved from the terminal to the factories for stuffing on special trailers, on which a "clip on" generator can be attached to supply power to the Reefer units. On return to the ICD, they are stacked at a nominated location with special facilities for plugging in the containers to uninterrupted power sources, and regular temperature monitoring.
The reefer containers are moved on High Speed "BLCA" wagons between ICD Dadri and JNPT/NSICT/GTIL ports in Mumbai. The power to the units while on run is provided from specially designed power packs which are fitted in modified 40 ft containers, and loaded on the trains. Each power pack serves upto 22 FEUs, and CONCOR is currently operating full rakes wih reefer containers.
CONCOR is also moving domestic reefer containers from ICD Dadri and Kanpur to domestic terminal at Turbhe. CONCOR has plans to offer these services from other terminals as well subject to materialization of adequate traffic levels.