Eimskip takes delivery of new reefer
Third newbuilt vessel in 18 months. Eimskip-CTG in Norway, has received its third newbuilt refeer vessel in 18 months. The vessel was built at Myklebust Verft AS in Norway.
The new reefer vessel is a combined reefer and container vessel. It is 82m long and 16m wide, with maximum cruising speed of 16 nautical miles per hour, and a deadweight of 2,500 tonnes. It has substantial loading and discharging capacity, about 200 tonnes per hour and is able to carry 1,800 pallets and 28 forty-feet containers on deck. The vessel has side ports, which enables driving pallets directly onboard instead of having to hoist them using a crane.
Baldur Gudnason, CEO Eimskip said:
“We are thrilled to add a new reefer vessel to our fleet, our third newbuilt reefer vessel after we introduced a new building programme for reefer vessels in 2004. We are expecting three additional reefer vessels in the next couple of years and this development further strengthens our vision to become a key international player in temperature-controlled cargo worldwide, as well as to further consolidate our position as a transport market leader offering total services in the North Atlantic. These reefer vessels will play a key role in our goal to expand and improve our door-to-door services between Norway and UK and Benelux with a fixed service schedule.”