Cartwright launches new fridge trailer for the air cargo market

Commercial Motor
February 4, 2020

Altringham-based Cartwright, in collaboration with Dutch family trailer manufacturer Burgers Carrosserie, has launched a new fridge trailer for the European air cargo market.

Revealed in Aalsmeer near Amsterdam, the 10-tonne trailer has a 15-tonne kingpin and a high tensile steel chassis neck. Inside, there’s a roller bed system with an auto down safety feature, which lowers the rollers to ensure to pallets are on the floor when in transit. Carrier Transicold's Vector HEV 19 Mono refrigeration system ensures the trailer remains cool.

Its internal width of 2,495mm  allows for 33 Euro pallets or 2 x 3,000mm high and 2 x 2,900mm high air cargo pallets. Cartwright says the trailer has been designed to “carry various products from pharmaceutical items, general freight and different air cargo pallets.”

Cartwright’s sales manager, Jeroen Kusters, said: “We have identified a need for a new player in the sector and we believe this new Cartwright fridge trailer can fill this gap in the market.”

The cost of the trailer may vary - one Cartwright spokesperson said: “This [the cost] is dependent on the final specification; while the core of the trailer is standard, the customer has many options to personalise the finished product to their exact specification.”

Cartwright has since received its first order for the new tri-axled unit, which will see the trailer operated across the Benelux and throughout Germany.

Kusters added: “Our next step this year will be to demonstrate the fridge trailer in Germany where we believe there is great potential for this new trailer.”

Cartwright said that, with regards to bringing the trailer to the UK, its “fifth wheel height is 1,050mm and is designed to meet the European requirement to operate under the 4m threshold while offering the maximum capacity.”

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