Cursus Koeltransporttechnologie


Course Refrigerated Transport Technology

Are you looking for an update on the basics of refrigeration technology? Would you like to get an overview of the latest R&D developments and new generation of refrigerated transport technology? Then this course is ideal for you. Temperature controlled transport by reefer containers and trucks is an important topic in the logistics chain. Worldwide the demand for sustainable transport options grows in all parts of the cold chain. Extended knowledge on the complex subject of refrigeration helps to improve climate control and energy efficiency in a safe manner, extend shelf life and minimize food waste.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Mon 5 October 2020

Duration 1 day
Location Wageningen Campus
Price EUR 650.00

Min/Max participants: 20-35
Registration deadline:
15 september 2020, or until the maximum number of participants is reached
4.0 (scale 1 to 5), 2019 edition

The 2020 edition of this course is accredited for 5 PE-points (Permant Education Points)by the NIVRE, the Dutch Institute for Register Experts.

Why follow this course?

The aim of this course is to:

  • Learn the basics of refrigerated transport technology.
  • Understand how to apply this technology to control temperature, humidity and gas atmosphere conditions during transportation in an energy efficient way leading to optimisation of the total cold chain.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for professionals responsible for and/or interested in reefer transport of fresh products in temp controlled cargoes e.g. fruits, meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, dairy and non-food products e.g. flowers and pharmaceuticals. Both technical and non-engineering educated professionals can join this course.

Programme and topics

The course gives participants an in-depth understanding of:

  • Using refrigerated transport to full effectiveness
  • Thermodynamics principles of refrigeration systems
  • Insights in advanced conditioning technologies

The course offers an attractive mix of lectures. As part of the program we will visit a reefer container, and explain the function of the main components. There is adequate time to interact with the experts from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, Fresh Food & Chains and other participants. Refrigerated transport technology is a complex subject. Together you will explore the future challenges and opportunities of this specialised form of transport.

Course leader

The course leader is ir. E. H. (Eelke) Westra from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research.


On top of this page, you can register for the course Refrigerated Transport Technology If you have any other questions, please contact the programme manager ir. MGC (Monique) Tulp-Jansen.

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