A new type of reefer with a multi-purpose function has been designed by members of the Fincantieri Group and is now on the market as the Muggiano Reefer 440. The Punta Bianca, first in a series of four of these vessels, ordered from Muggiano has been delivered to Arenella Spa, Palermo. The basic design, developed by Cantiere Navale Muggiano at La Spezia in conjunction with Italcantieri, Trieste, offers an optimum cargo capacity of 440,000 ft for worldwide transportation of refrigerated cargo. The cargo space consists of four holds divided into 15 compartments forming eight self-thermic groups which can be individually maintained at different temperatures. To permit full use of space on the return voyages, however, an unusual feature for a reefer ship is the fitting of one 20 ton and two 5 ton cranes. Thus 56 x 20ft containers can be arranged in the four holds within the area of the hatches and a further eight boxes can be stowed on the main deck alongside the hatches. About 350 cars can also be stowed on all decks. The size of the hatchs on the upper and lower decks, 12.52x6.60m, allows the straightforward stowage of 20ft containers in all four holds. The four hatches on the weather deck are fitted with electrically operated insulated covers. Four hydraulically operated side doors, each having a clear opening of 2040 x 1650mm, are arranged port and starboard, providing access to all the compartments on the upper tweendeck. Length (o.a.) 152.79m, Length (b.p.) 140.00m, Breadth (mld) 20.70m, Depth (mld) 12.70m, Draught (full load) 9.17m, Draught (banana cargo) 7.10m, Deadweight (s.f.) 9,350 tons, Deadweight (banana cargo) 4.900 tons, Speed (Trails) 23 knots.

  • Corporate Authors:

    MacGregor Centrex Limited

    50 Salisbury Road
    Hounslow TW4 6JP,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 10
  • Serial:
    • MacGregor News
    • Issue Number: 75
    • Publisher: MacGregor Centrex Limited

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  • Accession Number: 00135861
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: MacGregor Centrex Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM