Reefer data recorders: Portable temperature recorders for refrigerated containers

Carriage of goods in refrigerated containers ('reefers') is an important part of international commerce. Often such goods are of high value and prone to damage by slight changes in temperature and humidity. The causes of claims affecting such goods can be hard to identify in the event of damage.

This risk bulletin outlines recommendations for shippers using such containers, including the use of portable temperature recorders to provide a higher level of security and 'cold-chain' integrity. By using such devices, shippers can be more sure of obtaining accurate records of any temperature fluctuations, which will greatly assist the process of recovering any losses in the event of a claim.