Basic objective of RAD or NOR is to minimize empty reefer repositioning cost in Reefer Non-Dominant legs specially out of Asia. ONE allows usage of reefer containers in non-operating mode to carry “approved” dry cargo to reefer demand origins. This type of cargo is known as RAD (Reefer as Dry) or non-operating reefer (NOR) cargo and is approved for packing into refrigerated containers for transportation without the refrigeration machinery being switched on. ONE’s RADs or NORs helps to carry your dry cargo in a clean, food-grade insulated container which has a good insulation capability to protect against extreme change in outside temperature. Please find below the Summary of your benefits for using NOR or RADs to carry your dry cargo from ONE’s ready pool of available reefer containers around the world.
BETTER QUALITY OF CONTAINERS:
Reefer containers are generally used to carry perishable commodities only; hence quality and cleanliness of the containers is better than normal dry container.
MINIMIZE TEMPERATURE FLUCTUATION:
Due to higher insulation quality of a Reefer container, RAD minimizes temperature fluctuation impact to cargo during day and night. Typically, commodities sensitive to temperature fluctuations are chemicals/electronics devices/films/beans in bags etc.
PROTECTION AGAINST CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE:
Due to higher insulation quality of a Reefer container, RAD also provides protection to cargo against condensation and moisture.
IMMEDIATE BOOKING ACCEPTANCE, EQUIPMENT GUARANTEE, LOADING PRIORITY:
In trade lanes where ONE faces typical reefer equipment imbalance, using RAD can also provide benefits to shippers such as immediate booking acceptance, equipment guarantees, loading priority over standard dry containers.
Possibility of better pricing compared to DRY in ONE preferred port pairs . ONE Local Sales teams are requested to check with Global Reefer team for further details about ONE preferred port pairs to avail such benefits.
MINIMAL DIMENSION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 40 FT STANDARD DRY CONTAINER AND 40 HC REEFER CONTAINER