The many changes that have occurred and are still taking place in the design of refrigerating plant and systems aboard ships having the ability to carry refrigerated cargoes, reflect the continuous growth in refrigeration technology during the past decade. This paper reviews the more important changes and the author expresses an opinion regarding future trends. Also discussed are the various methods which have been devised to reduce the cost of handling refrigerated products aboard conventional break-bulk refrigerated cargo ships of refrigerated cargoes in containers. The paper concludes with a review of trends in which, in addition to the carriage of conventional foodstuff, there is increasing marine transport of frozen fish processed at sea, and the carriage of bulk liquefied gas at sub-zero temperatures, such cargoes making up an appreciable amount of refrigerated cargo carried today.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 45 Conference Papers presented at IMAS 73, London, 4-8 June 1973, organized by the Institute of Marine Engineers. This paper is available only in a set of 6 papers in Subject Group 2: "Ship Operation and Management: Ship and Propulsion Systems" at $10.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Marine Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • WILSON, J J
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00048459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM