Matson, a pioneer in refrigerated cargo, has a long history of shipping perishables across the Pacific in reefers.

Matson uses one of the best-refrigerated cargo systems in the shipping industry to preserve the quality and integrity of groceries, medications, and other climate-sensitive cargo at their highest level. To help keep vegetables, fruit, and other climate-dependent shipments at optimal freshness Matson offers precise temperature control, modified atmospheres, substitute atmospheres for the controlled atmosphere applications, and other standard features of Matson’s refrigerated container service.

To learn more about refrigerated shipping to China, how Matson can ship groceries and other temperature-sensitive freight to China, or to get a free quote, please call 1-877-02-CHINA to speak to a customer service representative in the U.S. today.


Temperature Controlled Containers – Refrigerated

ISO Code 2530/25R1
External Length 6,058 mm
External Width 2,438 mm
External Height 2,896 mm
Internal Length
Internal Width
Internal Height
Door Opening Width
Door Opening Height
Cubic Capacity 32.2 m³
Maximum Gross Weight 30,480 kg
Tare 3,330 kg
Payload 27,150 kg

Inside Length: 38′
Inside Width: 7’6″
Inside Height: 8’3″
Door Opening: 7’8″W x 8’H
Empty Weight: 10,400 lbs.
Cubic Capacity: 2,340 ft.
Outside Length: 40′
Outside Width: 8′
Outside Height: 9’6″

*Dimensions are approximate and will vary slightly depending on the specific container received*

Note: Empty Weight and Cubic Capacity figures shown are for the equipment which makes up the majority of inventory in each category. Actual empty weights and cubic capacities may vary based on series numbers of equipment.

In addition to the above containers, Matson has a large, diversified chassis inventory to meet customer needs. Chassis designs include standard fixed chassis, specialized sliding axle chassis, and specialized tri-axle chassis. The latter two designs increase the weight that may be transported over roads.