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Reefer builders riding the storm
lessors GE SeaCo and Beacon.
Thermo King Corp delivered
an estimated 6,000 of its Magnum
units, after notching up record sales
of 19,000 during 2008, while
Reefer container output tumbled in
Mainstream reefer deliveries
U
nsurprisingly, global Daikin Industries is estimated to
reefer production took were made to several leasing com- have built up to 7,000 of its
a tumble in 2009 in the
2009, but the prospects for 2010
panies in 2009, including Beacon, LXE10E model, as compared with
wake of the global financial crisis, Bridgehead, Florens, GE SeaCo 16,000 delivered during 2008.
falling by 55%, to 102,000 TEU
are looking better
and Textainer, although rather MCI’s machinery manufactur-
(52,500 units) according to the fewer went to shipping lines. In ing factory in Qingdao con-
latest manufacturing data from Container Co (QCRC) supply- in order to free up capacity at 2008, SRCC had benefitted from structed more than 7,000 of the
China. This compares with deliv- ing around 33,500 TEU and MCIQ for its growing third party several very large orders placed by Star Cool model during 2009,
eries of 223,000 TEU (115,000 Shanghai CIMC Reefer Con- clientele, although this was hardly OOCL, HMM and affiliate PIL. which compared with the 12,500
units) in 2008 and 224,000 TEU tainer Co (SCRC) 28,000 TEU. necessary in 2009. sold in the previous year. Around
(117,500 units) in 2007. The former plant built a much Nevertheless, the MCIQ fac- Similar experience 6,500 of the 2009 total went into
In the event, 2009 ended on a greater 70,000 TEU in 2008, as tory was kept relatively busy The four established suppliers of the box production being carried
relatively positive note, with as compared to 64,000TEU from throughout the year supplying reefer machinery similarly expe- out at MCIQ for Maersk, with the
many as 20,000 units (almost 40% SCRC, giving a total of 134,000 TAL, CAI and Textainer on the rienced a more downbeat year in balance destined for a growing
of the annual total) built during TEU for CIMC overall. leasing side, as well as HMM, 2009. Market leader Carrier spread of customers, including
the final quarter. The opening Output from SCRC in 2009 Crowley, Seaboard Marine, Tropi- Transicold supplied around 33,000 Royal Arctic Line, HMM and new
three months were also more ac- amounted to 600 x 20ft and cal Shipping and Dole. Output machines, which, although slightly customer, Dole.
tive, largely due to a hangover of 13,700 x 40ft high cube units. had topped 64,000 TEU in 2008, less than half of the record 67,500 Despite the drop in output
business from the preceding year. QCRC built 900 x 20ft, together when it broke all previous records. supplied in 2008, was sufficient to from Thermo King and Daikin,
with 2,250 x 40ft (8ft 6in), 14,000 Singamas Reeferco Container maintain its long-established 60% these two companies also supplied
Less impact
Maersk Line was the largest buyer of
x 40ft high cube units and the 50 Co (SRCC) built about 13,000 market share.
reefers again last year, splitting its orders
an impressive (and growing) cli-
Taken overall, the recession has x 45ft maritime reefers. TEU (7,000 units) in 2009, which Almost half of Carrier’s 2009
between MCI and CIMC
entele. Daikin sold units to Bea-
had much less impact on reefer Much of the separately- was around a half of its 2008 total. production comprised scroll com- con, Bridgehead, CAI and
manufacturing than on the dry counted production of domestic Output in 2009 comprised pressor-driven machinery designs total purchase of PrimeLINE units Textainer, as well as Hamburg Süd,
freight and other special sectors of and other more specialised reef- roughly 1,000 x 20ft and 6,000 x (EliteLINE and the more recent to more than 13,000. while Magnum equipment went
the container industry and the ers was carried out on QCRC’s 40ft high cube units and compared PrimeLINE equipped with a dig- Carrier also sold its scroll-plat- to Hamburg Süd, Dole, HMM
outlook for 2010 is more upbeat. adapted specials’ line, although with 2,200 x 20ft and 11,700 x ital scroll). Maersk’s entire CIMC form machinery to Hamburg Süd, and Seaboard as well as to the ma-
Reefer availability has been fall- some were also constructed at 40ft high cubes delivered in the production run featured the Chiquita, Dole, Seaboard and jority of active buyers amongst
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ing steadily in recent months, with Tonglee Reefer Container. previous year. PrimeLINE model, bringing its Tropical Shipping, as well as to leasing companies in 2009. ❏
little surplus equipment to be In 2008, CIMC’s mainstream
found anywhere at the start of production amounted to around
2010. Newbuild prices are also on 4,000 x 20ft and 65,000 x 40ft
the rise again. high cubes, when most major lines
Total output in 2009 com- and lessors placed orders with its
prised 3,000 x 20ft, 2,750 x 40ft, factories. Customers in 2009 were
46,700 x 40ft high cube and 50 x predictably fewer, but included the
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