Blue Star Line To Add Four New Reefer Ships

The Blue Star Line has announced the placement of an order for four new Reefer ships to be built at the Harland & Wolff Yard in Belfast.

The four ships will be of similar layout and will incorporate the latest technical developments in Reefer vessel design. The 463,000- cubic-foot-capacity vessels have been designed with particular emphasis on fuel efficiency. The cargo spaces are designed to be pallet efficient and will have minimum clear heights in the 'tween decks of 2.20 meters. Banana side ports and elevator hatches will be incorporated, as will electric cranes.

The ships are expected to enter service in 1985 and will supplement the existing fleet in Blue Star Line's Reefer Trading Division which operates about 20 vessels carrying all types of Refrigerated cargoes in its worldwide operations.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 5,  Oct 1983

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