Briefs: Cool logistics

Carrier Transicold has launched NaturaLINE, a range of refrigerated-container technology using natural refrigerants claimed to be the first in the world. Working with Hapag-Lloyd, a Hamburg-based shipping company, Carrier has been testing the NaturaLINE technology since 2008. Extended field trials will begin early 2011, using NaturaLINE technology for carefully monitored shipment of goods. The technology features a marine-duty multi-stage CO2 compressor, aerospace-inspired evaporator and gas cooler fans for improved efficiency, new power electronics and an advanced software control system that efficiently optimizes fan speeds and compressor capacity to match cooling loads and temperature control.