Tommy Brenden. Responsible for the reefer stack at Oslo, Sjursøya.

Tommy siting in his Volvo from 2011.

Tommy siting in his Volvo from 2011.

Everybody. This is Tommy Brenden. Tommy´s responsibility  is to make sure that the reefers are ready to be transported to the next location. In addition to that, he has to make sure that all the reefers have the right temperature.

He has a long history working in  the terminal. He fist started out driving in the domestics with cargo for 5 years. Then he got an opportunity to work inside the terminal. And he has stayed there ever since. A total of 16 years in the terminal of Oslo.

The terminal doesn´t just consist of crane operators and drivers. There are also “eyes” on the ground. We are all unified with one goal at our hands: To get the containers ready for the customers. Every link in the chain of getting the container ready, is equally dependent on each other. If one part of the chain gets stuck, then it gets consequences down the line.

Walking along the reefer containers

Walking along the reefer containers

What is a Reefer Container? To keep it short. It is a container that cools down whatever it contains. Like a giant fridge. For more detailed information visit it´s wiki at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refrigerated_container

I asked if Tommy could show me how to plug/unplug the reefer containers. He gladly did so and here is he in action attaching the plug to the reefer container.

I asked if Tommy could show me how to plug/unplug the reefer containers. He gladly did so and here is he in action attaching the plug to the reefer container.

As said previously. We are all dependent on each other to produce and deliver containers to the costumer. Here is Tommy giving me an explanation on how to plug/unplug the container.

It may sound easy but it is a matter of safety. Tommy is the crane operators eye on the ground. To make sure the Reefer is ready to be lifted, Tommy has to be 100% certain that the container is ready and then communicate it to the operator. The operator then has do acknowledge that he has heard the message. Then he can start to do his work. Safety first.

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