Refrigerated trailers are produced at Qingdao CIMC Reefer Container Manufacture, the fourth largest reefer supplier to the North America market. Those are supplied to Alibaba by CIMC’s trailer rental subsidiary Guachebang. The first one was delivered to Xianjia in April.
According to Guachebang, each reefer's insulation panesl uses Covestro and BASF's polyurethane systems with 245fa and cyclopentane as blowing agents. Smart monitoring devices are also installed on the containers to track and record their inside temperature of the containers.
The truck fleet will be run by Xianjia under its cold chain label CC Fresh. CC Fresh is looking to complete a nationwide network by the end of this year with more than 50 mid- to large-sized warehouses, 100 primary delivery routes and 1,000 secondary routes or shuttles.
CC Fresh will also partner up with Alibaba’s Tmall Fresh, one of China’s largest online fresh grocery stores.