This feature on reefer shipping contains three articles. The first, "The Reefer Market--Reasons to Be Cheerful?," forcasts several good years of higher freight rates ahead for operators of refrigerated ships. Statistical charts categorizing seaborne trade in perishable commodities during 1985 and showing reefer newbuildings for delivery 1989-91 are included. The second article, "Reefer Design--Pallet- Friendly Preferred," begins by noting the radical design changes that were forecast in the early 1980s for the standard reefer ships. It goes on to tell how, despite the implementation of some design innovations, the contemporary fleet of full reefer ships and newbuilding projects largely remain faithful to the lift-on/lift-off mode, conventional holds, and tweendecks served by the ship's own cranes. The last article, "The Players: Chasing the Sun," reviews some of the findings of the H. P. Drewry publication entitled "The Reefer Market: Trends and Prospects in Refrigerated Cargo Trade and Shipping, 1985-1995." It makes the point that the major operators of refrigerated ships are expanding their fleets and competing with many others in a market that is highly seasonal.

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    • Journal article; feature
  • Publication Date: 1989-6

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  • Accession Number: 00659928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM