The European Commission has launched a preparatory study analysing the technical, economic, environmental, market and societal aspects of refrigerated containers with a view to developing adequate policy approaches.

The study is carried out by Viegand Maagøe A/S, Armines and The Wuppertal Institute for the European Commission, DG Energy. Contract manager is VITO NV. The study started in March 2019 and is expected to be finished in the spring of 2021.

This website is the main information exchange platform between the study team, the Commission and the stakeholders. All documents will be available through this website. Please register for updates to receive notifications on website updates and published documents.


The information and views set out in this study are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Commission. Please read the Disclaimer and Copyright information for this web site.


What's new

25 June 2020: Final report of the preparatory study published

3 and 21 April 2020: Stakeholder position papers

23 March 2020: Minutes from the stakeholder meeting

6 March 2020: Deadline for written comments on the draft task 1 and

2 report is 6 April 2020. Input received after this date may not be taken into consideration during the preparation of the final report.

6 March 2020: Slidedeck from the stakeholder meeting can be downloaded from the documents page.

6 March 2020: First stakeholder meeting. Please notice that the physical meeting has been cancelled. Instead, a web meeting will be held. 

24 January 2020: Draft task 1 and 2 study published

14 May 2019: Launch of the project website

28 March 2019: Launch of study

Viegand Maagøe A/S - Armines - Wuppertal Institute - VITO NV