Preventive Technical Inspection (PTI) Service
We carry out several PTI's per annum for all deep and short
sea shipping lines at our locations throughout Malta.
A pre-trip inspection is carried out before a reefer container will be
released to the customer of the shipping lines. This inspection
includes testing for structural damages, cleaning of the reefer box
and checking the operation of the reefer's machinery.
To define a 'preventive technical inspection' (PTI) of the reefer:
all technical unit functions and possible visible damage of a
reefer unit will be checked according to the specifications of the manufacturers and shipping. As soon as a PTI has been carried out and all of the detected damages and/or malfunctions have been taken care of, the reefer unit will be ready to be handling export cargo.
Service Calls 24/7
This service is specifically set up to repair loaded reefer units
on terminals and on board of the vessel, in the event of failure
of the reefer machinery. To supply this service we have a team of
engineers standby 24/7 and 365 days per year in the Maltese Islands.
The reefer unit will be checked on all functions as described in the
manufacturers manual. The detected malfunctions will be repaired
directly so the reefer unit will be in good working condition and
will keep the cargo on the required temperature.
Off/On Hire Service
When a lease agreement is terminated, the reefer containers
will be returned to a lease depot to be inspected for damage,
in according to the inspecting criteria of the lease companies.
In addition to the inspection, the reefer machinery will be
subjected to a post-trip inspection (Off-Hire) to assess the
condition of the refrigeration machinery and wether repairs
When a repair estimation has been completed, a damage
notification will be issued providing an estimate of all items
that will be allocated to the account of either the shipping line
or leasing company. Not until a damage notification has been
approved by both parties, the reefer container will be repaired.
During the time a loaded reefer container is at the depot or terminal, the temperature, (de)humidification atmosphere, bulb-mode and ventilation settings of the reefer container will be checked daily. All other functions will also be monitored on functioning correctly, according to the description of the manufacturers manual.