Reefer ships is short for refrigerated ships, that is, ships that are designed to carry perishable goods at specific temperatures between -27 and +13 degree Celsius.
Types of Reefer ships
There are three main types of reefer ships based on the types for shipment of perishable goods.
Reefer Cargo Ships
are intended for carriage of reefer cargoes in bulk.
Pure pallet ships
are intended for carriage of palletized goods in all cargo spaces.
are intended for carriage of fish and other frozen goods. Here there are types
are vessels intended to carry mainly frozen fish and sometimes frozen cargo.
fish factory vesses are vessels built as fishing and/or fish processing vessels, but also able to carry frozen cargoes.
freezers or primary frozen goods carrier are purposely built to carry frozen cargoes.
are exclusively intended to carry integral refrigerated containers in holds and on decks.
Fruits Juice Carriers
have special cargo tanks.
All the types except reefer containership have insulated cargo spaces. The reefer cargo ships have many tweendecks to provide maximum cargo deck area.
Since these vessels carry expensive perishable goods, these ships have higher speeds.
Also as lot of power is required for refrigeration, these ships have huge power generation plants onboard