20' Reefer Container

The 20′ (6 m) Reefer Container is the most popular and best-selling new reefer container in our collection. The container offers approx. 27 m³ of thermally regulated space for transportation or storage. The container has its own 32A powered refrigeration unit at one end wall and double doors at the other end.

New Used 20' Double Door at short end Insulation SOC (for freight) Temperature controlled space

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Product description

The 20′ or 6m reefer container is our most popular reefer model. This container is the perfect choice when you need a temperature-controlled space for shipping or storage. 20′ Reefer containers are also available in the HC (High Cube) model, which has an increased height of approximately +30cm.

Despite its name, the uses of the reefer container are not limited to the storage of cold products, as they can be adjusted to temperatures ranging from freezing to as high as +25C. For this reason, reefer containers are used not only for storing perishable goods but also for temperature testing various products.

All our reefer containers comply with ISO standards and have a valid CSC plate, making them suitable for international transportation. However, it’s important to note that different plugs are required for maritime transport, so please inform us of your intended use during the ordering process, allowing us to change the plug for you if necessary.

The interior surfaces of the reefer container are made of stainless steel and aluminum, making them easy to keep clean. Our reefer containers have been granted the globally recognized HACCP food certification, making them suitable for food use in the entire EU.

The containers come with either a flat or T-grate floor, lights, and lockable double doors as standard features. The container requires a 32A 5-pin power supply to operate and can be locked with a regular padlock on the double doors. Standard with the containers is a 7-12m power cable.

Choose the desired condition and accessories from the menu and add the product to the quote cart. Send us a quote request, and you will receive a quote within 24 hours.

New reefer container

All our new reefer containers are equipped with highly efficient Thermo King Magnum Plus units with an easy-to-use control panel with a display. Their temperature range is adjustable between -40C and +25C with one-degree accuracy. Additionally, the containers have standard moisture control, allowing you to set the humidity between 50-99%.


New containers can be equipped with ramps and shelves according to your needs. Additionally, there is an option for a GPS+remote control system with remote temperature monitoring and setting capabilities. Our container range also includes containers with different types of doors, such as 1/3+2/3 doors or inset access doors.

Used reefer container

All our used containers are serviced, tested, and repainted. Our technicians have tested all the machinery and performed a PTI test, which the machinery must pass before sale.

Depending on the year of manufacture and the machinery, the temperature control range for used reefer containers is usually between -25C and +25C. Our selection typically includes around 10-20 containers of different model years, and you can always request a daily price by asking for a quote from our sales department.

Used reefer containers come with a standard T-grate floor and lockable double doors. We repaint all used containers before delivery to extend their lifespan. Standard colors are white and light gray, but upon request, the container can be painted in the color of your choice.


We offer a wide range of accessories to make the use of used reefer containers easier, such as lights, access doors, ramps, and much more. Regarding access doors, please note that the container is delivered without door installation. The door cannot be kept in place during maritime transport, so it must be raised upon arrival, or we can do it in advance in Oulu or Vuosaari harbor for an additional cost of €250+VAT. Available door sizes:

Installed in the side wall: 100×200, 120×200, 140×200.

Installed as a replacement for double doors: 100×200, 120×200, 140×200

Warranty for used containers

For used reefer containers, we provide a 3-month spare parts warranty. If the container does not work on the first use or does not meet the order, please contact the seller immediately. We will handle the container repair as quickly as possible. For the first 3 (three) months, the containers have a spare parts warranty. If, during the warranty period, the container becomes defective or any part is defective, we will deliver the spare parts free of charge. The warranty does not cover repair work, travel expenses or replacement of parts, but only the delivery of spare parts. The warranty period starts from the date of purchase, not the delivery date.

The delivery time for containers is approximately 1-3 weeks, depending on the port and the selected container. The installation of accessories adds an additional delivery time of approximately 1-3 weeks, depending on the installations.

Dimensions of the container


Length: 6058 mm, Width: 2438 mm, Height: 2590 mm

Inner dimensions

Length: 5440 mm, Width: 2292 mm, Height: 2286 mm.

Capacity: 27 m3



  • What does "handling fee" mean?

    Every time a container, whether it is a container for lease or sale, is moved around a depot, it requires a lift. The handling fee is a one-time cost that covers moving the container around in the depot areas. The fee is only applicable when you lease a container or have a one-way deal with us. We never charge you a handling fee when you buy a container outright, so there are no hidden costs.

  • What do the different container delivery options mean?

    It does not matter if you buy or lease a container; MC Containers can deliver it to you. We use a variety of container delivery methods, including the following container trucking methods:

    • Chassis / CPT (Carriage Paid To)
    • On ground / DAP (Delivered At Place)
    • FOT DEPOT / FCA (Free Carrier)

    Chassis delivery means that your new, used or modified container will be delivered to the destination on a container chassis. However, this service does not include removing it from the chassis. If you decide to buy a container, it is your responsibility to organize a crane or another piece of machinery to offload it. This is the most common container delivery method in Europe due to the better availability of trucks and cost effective rates.

    On Ground Deliveries are done with a truck that can drop the container to the ground with it’s own equipment. Normally, the container delivery is done using a side loader or a truck equipped with a crane. The standard delivery price includes 30-45 min of unloading time per container and any extra time is billed at an hourly rate. If you don’t have a crane available or cannot organize one then this is the best and only option for you.

    FOT DEPOT means Free on Truck in depot. With this container delivery method, the buyer is responsible for organizing a pickup from the chosen container depot. The seller will organize a lift to the chassis in the container depot, so you will not need a crane or side loader for the pickup.

  • Financial Lease

    Would you like to buy a container, but the price is just too much for your budget to pay in one payment? No worries, together with our partner we offer a flexible financial container lease service. We offer our clients the possibility of buying containers through a financial lease plan. This enables fast delivery with little capital investment. This payment type is only possible for clients with a European VAT ID.

    • Fast handling times and delivery of containers
    • Staggered affordable payments


    To order a shipping container through our lease plan service, the minimum order must be at least 500€, and the person leasing must have a European VAT number.

  • How long can a container be used?

    Shipping containers are made of corten steel. This sturdy material enables them to withstand extreme circumstances (wind, water, fire, ice, salt, sun) and any possible rough handling. A shipping container is used from 5-14 years for shipping; after this, they are released and used for other purposes, such as storage containers or modified container units for food and offices.

    Containers that are not used for shipping are perfectly suitable to be used as storage containers. If taken care of, a used shipping container can be used for storage up to 10 years. It is also possible to extend the storage container’s use by regular maintenance, such as, painting, patching holes, changing seals, fixing the floor and taking care of or changing twist locks.

    New shipping containers are usually brought to Europe from China. A new container can last anywhere up to 30 years when used as storage as long as it is looked after properly.