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New Energy Efficient Class of Reefer Container Ships Enter Service
Del Monte is introducing a new generation of energy efficient refer container ships Second of the ships in the class, Del Monte Rose, under construction in China – photos courtesy of Fresh Del Monte Produce

By The Maritime Executive 07-31-2020 06:25:07

Fresh Del Monte Produce recently took delivery on the first of a new generation energy-efficient reefer container vessels. Ordered in 2018, the six ships of this class are designed to the latest energy efficiency standards and are part of the company’s efforts to decrease its emissions and enhance the sustainability of its operations.

Designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute and built at the CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company shipyard, the ships have a highly-efficient modern hull design that improves fuel-efficient while operating at speeds up to 22 knots. They are also equipped with hybrid scrubber systems to meet international emission regulations as well as advanced maintenance technology systems to maximize the operating performance of the ships. They are also fitted with shore power connections to permit cold ironing in ports with the capability.

“We have been working towards this goal since 2017 and could not be more excited to see it come to fruition,” said Helmuth Lutty, Senior Vice President of Shipping Operations for Fresh Del Monte Produce. “These six new vessels set the bar even higher, and allow us to deliver the high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables we are known for while meeting our sustainability goals.” …

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