Solution found for keeping food chilled on extended ferry crossings


 

A novel battery system that powers a refrigeration unit on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans when the engine is turned off has ensured chilled food is delivered to the Isle of Wight with no increase in temperature. Convenience food producer Greencore has praised Carrier Transicold, Clayton Power and van fleet provider Petit Forestier for their approach to a unique problem it experienced when making ferry crossings from Southampton. Its 3.5-tonne vehicles are required to turn off their engines while on the ferry, […]