To borrow a phrase from Disney, “It’s a small world after all.” At least that’s what it seems as the capabilities of manufacturers to ship just about anything around the world are growing.
Many – and perhaps most – of the products we use on a daily basis have traveled to our doors at least partially in an intermodal container. Most of us are familiar with the ubiquitous steel dry cargo boxes that carry everything from board games to cars stacked on ships or trains. But businesses can also move perishable items like fruit, meat, and seafood at high temperatures.
Atlas O’s 40ft refrigerated container represents an ISO Type 45R1, a large volume model with composite walls and Daikin refrigeration equipment. Other containers in this Atlas O series are fitted with Carrier cooling equipment.
Most of the details can be found at the ends of the container. At one end is the detail of the “picture frame” refrigeration unit; the other has the doors. The locking rods are individually applied and painted in silver, as are the molded hinges.
All corners feature representations of stackable pin locks. They have holes at the top and bottom so the containers can be pinned and stacked either on the ground or in one of Atlas O’s Gunderson Twin-Stack intermodal cars.
The painting is top notch. The Maersk Sealand emblem is in bold and in the correct font. Lettering on small labels such as the “Super Heavy” warning triangles and the American Bureau of Shipping is legible. All lettering is straight and well applied.
Applying the seal around and between the doors looked so realistic that I stuck my sticker on and tried to open them! Alas, this is just a great representation of the sealant.
It’s one of those must-have items on the modern transportation scene. Atlas O offers four issues per container and multi-packs, which is good because you’ll probably want at least a few.
Facts and characteristics
Price: Single container, $ 26.95 (undecorated, $ 24.95); pack of eight, $ 215.60
378 avenue Florence
Hillside, NJ 07205
Road names: Maersk Sealand (white and blue), “K” Line (white and red), NYK Logistics & Megacarrier (white and blue) and Ocean Network Express (white and magenta). Four container numbers per diagram; also available in a pack of eight (two each of the four sender names) and undecorated.
Carrier or Daikin refrigeration equipment, depending on the paint scheme
Door latches applied separately
Weight: 5.1 ounces