AARHUS, DENMARK, March 2, 2012
- When chartering out container vessels, Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG has high demands on the vessels standards, this includes reefer monitoring systems, where Emerson REFCON 6 is specified on all vessels with high reefer intake.
The history of Peter Döhle
Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG, founded in 1956 by Peter Döhle in Hamburg, is one of the leading shipping companies and shipping agents. In the 1960s, the company began its rapidly developing container shipping operations. His vision was to conduct commercial services to the owners of coaster vessels including chartering, operation and accounting. The services Peter Döhle offered were mainly for those customers who were working on board of their own ships and needed an agent to control their commercial affairs and to give an overall good expression externally.
A wide specter of maritime services
Today Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG offers a wide specter of maritime services; chartering, software, insurance, sales, purchase ect. When focusing on chartering it is one of Peter Döhle's specialties and therefore also one of the services they are very known for. Peter Döhle acts as exclusive chartering agent for 415 container vessels, of which more than 90 vessels have a capacity for 500 reefer containers or more. This is one of the leading fleets worldwide also one of the most modern of its kind.
High demands on their vessel standards
When chartering out container vessels, Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG has high demands on the vessels standards; therefore the vessels are fitted with 40 feet cell guide in cargo holds, lashing bridges on deck, high amount of plugs for reefer containers, shaft generators, bow thrusters and all other modern equipment such as satellite communication systems. Furthermore they demand the best control and monitoring system for the reefer containers; the REFCON6 system. When chartering out vessels to some of the world's biggest shipping companies Peter Döhle requires an exact and reliable system. A good mention is what carries the business, so going down on standards is not an option.
The REFCON 6 system in brief
REFCON 6 is the next-generation control system that remotely monitors the conditions of reefer containers - during transportation onboard the containership and during storage at the container terminal. REFCON 6 automatically monitors an entire vessel or container terminal. Two-way communication between an operator and every single reefer container can take place 24/7, and all data are logged for event history and documentation purposes. REFCON 6 makes sure that the cargo is never left unattended.
Why Peter Döhle choose REFCON
According to the responsible company representative, Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG decided to use the Emerson Reefer Monitoring system in order to simplify processes on board, to provide a continuous service and survey evidence to their customers. The system allows a proper documentation of connected reefer containers and reduces the work efforts for the electrician. Anyhow this all depends on availability of suitable modems inside of reefer containers, hence the success of such system also depends on each individual charterer, trade and container. Finally said especially on the +10.000TEU class vessels with high reefer intake the monitoring of containers is easier with the Emerson system.
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About Emerson Climate Technologies—Transportation Solutions ApS
Emerson Climate Technologies—Transportation Solutions ApS, a business of the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment, has supplied remote container monitoring solutions for more than 20 years. In 2012, Emerson acquired the marine container and boiler business of Johnson Controls, Inc. enabling Emerson to expand its refrigeration technology and solutions offerings in the global transportation sector. Johnson’s marine container monitoring and control system (REFCON), combined with Emerson’s compressors and diagnostic technologies installed on shipping containers, allows Emerson to provide a full range of powerful solutions to help global shipping companies and transportation managers ensure their cargo is transported and stored in optimal conditions. In addition to cargo ships, Emerson’s transportation solutions also extend to truck refrigeration and rail air conditioning. For more information, visit www.emersonclimate.com/Transportation_Solutions.