General-cargo ships which have their holds dimensioned for the stowage of containers are usually provided with fittings and lashing which can be troublesome to use, particularly if boxes of different heights are carried. To obviate this difficulty, Conver Ingenieurtechnik (of Bremen) has, in co-operation with Oltmann, the Bremen shipowners, developed a cell system by means of which a conventional cargo-ship can quickly be converted into a "full" container-ship, and changed back again, as required. The system, which is suitable for both 20-ft and 40-ft containers, consists essentially of tranverse guide-racks which are simply inserted, with the ship's own lifting-gear, into permanent fittings at the sides of the holds so as to form the cells; guides are also inserted into fittings at the ends of the holds. The guide system for the lower hold is separate from that for the tweendeck, so that, if necessary, the lower hold could (for example) be used for containers and the tweendeck for general cargo. When not in use, the guide-racks can be stowed against the sides of the holds. The article includes photographs of a model of the system, and mentions that the system is being fitted into two ships now building. Order from BSRA as No. 49,521.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Seehafen-Verlag Erik Blumenfeld

    Celsiusweg 15, Postfach 1347
    2000 Hamburg 50,   Germany 
  • Publication Date: 1978-7


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 210
  • Serial:
    • New Ships
    • Volume: 23
    • Publisher: Seehafen-Verlag Erik Blumenfeld

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM