After the release of the reefer Ro/Ro ship design in September last year, naval architects Knud E Hansen has continued the development of the new reefer Ro/ Ro ship design, version II.
The ship is intended for worldwide operation as a Reefer Ro/ Ro Ship in the banana trade with special emphasis on a very low box rate by very fast and efficient cargo handling in port which enables slow steaming.
The Reefer Ro/Ro Ship and its machinery have been designed in line with the highest environmental standards.
In order to optimise the cargo handling on the under deck areas the bridge and engine have in version II been positioned forward in the ship, and as they found that there is a very large back haul cargo potential to Central America, they have increased the height of the four inside decks to 4.5m to allow for general Ro/Ro cargo. On the back haul, the ship is hence an ordinary Ro/Ro ship.
With the new refined design, the ship has a capacity of about 12,500 HC pallets – 6,800 HC pallets on cassettes inside the ship and another 5,700 HC pallets in refrigerated containers on the weather deck. The ship can be loaded, resp discharged in 12 hours. On the back haul, the ship has 4,400 lane metres, equivalent to about 900-1,000 cars, but with the new design general project cargo can be transported as well.