It is forecast that in five to ten years 80% of refrigerated fruit cargo will be carried in containers. If an owner intends to order a reefer ship today, one problem is that it will have to be fitted for the initial transport of conventional refrigerated cargos, e.g. bananas in cartons, and also for the later transport of refrigerated containers. To meet these requirements a new concept has been developed by Orenstein & Koppel, Lubeck, based on the lines of the refrigerated container ship for the transport of ventilated, insulated refrigerated containers, but incorporating new types of deck with connecting means and hatch openings from deck to deck to allow for the transport of conventional refrigerated cargo. The various decks are supplied with refrigerated air from the container refrigeration system. The deck and hatch parts are designed with double bottoms and provided with means for connection to the supply air sockets of the refrigeration system. On these decks, or in the vicinity of the hatches, refrigerated cargo (e.g. banana cartons) are stowed as on any other reefer ship. Above the cargo, the air is sucked away by the container refrigeration system and returned into the cooling process. The cargo holds are almost 100% open for container service. The degrees of opening of the 'tweendecks can be determined as required and whole decks can be formed by using hatch covers. Proven hatch-cover makes can be used, in principle, if they allow for container guides at the ends and also at the sides of the cargo holds. Order from BSRA as No. 49,699.

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    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Accession Number: 00195356
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM