Container Refrigeration
is a Western Australian based company established in 1987, owned and operated by Phil and Christine Robbins. Container Refrigeration offers an independent container pre-trip, mechanical and structural repair and storage service for refrigerated and dry containers.

Phil Robbins, the Managing Director has had extensive experience within the general refrigeration industry, ranging from small commercial to multi-story air conditioning equipment. Since 1980, he has been involved exclusively in containerized refrigeration service, in and around the port of Fremantle.


Since 1987 the company has expanded and progressively gained extensive experience in all aspects of the container service and handling industry. Phil has worked on all sizes and model types associated of containerized equipment and is conversant with all associated procedures. Phil and Christine believe that the experience, knowledge and efficiency they offer is second to none.


Container Refrigeration employs 17 fully qualified personnel including reefer technicians , boiler makers, welders, yard depot controllers and office staff to maintain and control the shipping equipment. All trades personnel are equipped with the latest technical equipment to enable them to carry out all special checks and repairs that may be required.

The management of our company has adopted a hands on approach which gives us advantages over our competitors, allowing for quick and efficient turn around of all containers and a much higher standard of workmanship. This reduces overheads and costs which are passed on to our clients.

The company has had extensive experience in the retrofitting of refrigeration units from R12 to R134A, R409A, R502 to R408A and other ozone friendly gas conversions. All technical staff are kept up to date with the latest trends in the refrigerated and dry container industry, having completed various training courses i.e. training in safe handling of ozone depleting gases, Thermo king, Carrier Transicold, Sabroe , IICL exams etc.

Container Refrigeration's operations are mainly geared for the pre-trip and repair of refrigerated containers and structural repairs to dry containers where ever the need arises. Phil and Christine have established their own fully equipped reefer / dry handling facility with hard stand area of 19, 400m2. This includes a large dry storage area and a separate reefer depot.

The office system is fully computerized with the latest software for container tracking. Internal movements are carried out by three Hyster and one Cat container handling forklift trucks. There is one new 4 high stacker and a three high stacker both with a 20/40' spreaders. The other Hyster and Cat are fitted with tynes.


Structural repairs are carried out by IICL qualified personnel, who are tested on a regular basis to keep their qualifications current. As well as shipping repairs major modifications to shipping containers are carried out, from extensions to cut down units made to order, with specialized refrigeration equipment being installed. The various specialized equipment is used in locations as diverse as land based mine sites to off shore oil rigs, to opera and rock concerts.


Container Refrigeration also has an apprenticeship training program which ensures that there will be a continuous supply of qualified tradespeople to meet the industry demands of the future.

The investment made by Container Refrigeration, is an indication of our commitment to the shipping industry and our desire to provide the best possible service available on a continual basis.

The close proximity to the port results in reduced transport costs which enhances our ability to service the shipping industry quickly and efficiently. In addition to servicing a number of shipping companies in our own depot, we currently also service a number of shipping lines in other depots around Fremantle.

Some of the companies currently utilizing our services, either in our depot or elsewhere in Fremantle include: MSC, Maersk, Cooltainer, Safmarine, RFL, PAE, RCL, MITSUI, OSK etc.

All spare parts are competitively priced and good stocks are maintained for all major brands. Container Refrigeration is a registered warranty agent for all major brands of equipment including Carrier, Thermo King, Mitsubishi and Daikin, and have direct spare part supplies for all other brands. We can provide reconditioned parts with an exchange on electronic components, compressors, motors etc, and therefore allow additional savings on our repairs. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide our clients with the best possible service.

Sales & Leasing

Container Refrigeration also specialises in Hire, Sales Service and Modification of shipping containers. Both Refrigerated and general purpose for on-shore and off-shore use. For more information see our product catalogue.

Sales & Leasing Mission
Container Refrigeration is committed to providing its customers with the highest level of service in container hire, sales, modification, backup service and repairs. Our range of equipment and services are constantly undergoing enhancement and improvement to either meet or pre-empt our clients exacting requirements.

We hope that the preceding information gives you a general overview of Container Refrigeration.
Should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact either Phil or Brett Robbins on (08) 9335 6299.