© Cees BustraanMV Italia Reefer, Past and Present

MV Italia Reefer

Ex Chiquita Italia

© Stan Muller

© Stan Muller

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1992 at Danyard A/S Frederikshavn, Denmark (Yard No. 712) as a refrigerated cargo vessel.

Technical Data

  • Length: 158.13m (overall), 146.60m (moulded)
    Breadth: 24.40m (moulded)
    Depth: 10.00m
    Draught: 10.02m (summer)
    Tonnage: 13,049 gross, 5,353 net, 14178t deadweight
    Engines: One 2T – 8 cylinder B & W 8S60MC diesel
    Power: 15218.4kW
    Speed: 21.80 knots
    Capacity: 18275 cu.m. 170 Reefer Plugs. 439 TEU
    Call sign: C6KD5
    IMO Number: 9030137
    Registry: Nassau/Bahamas


February 1st 1992: Keel laid.

April 15th 1992: Launched.

August 21st 1992: Completed. Owner; Diamond Shipmanagement. Registered Manager; Diamond Shipmanagement.

© Jens Boldt  © Jens Boldt

© Jens Boldt

-‘CHIQUITA NEDERLAND’ 13,958tdw Blt 11/91 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
– ‘CHIQUITA BELGIE’ 13,930tdw Blt 02/92 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 331 TEUs
– ‘CHIQUITA SCANDINAVIA’ 13,930tdw Blt 11/92 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
– ‘CHIQUITA ITALIA’ 13,930tdw Blt 08/92 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
– ‘CHIQUITA DEUTSCHLAND’ 13,930tdw Blt 09/91 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
– ‘CHIQUITA SCHWEIZ’ 13,910tdw Blt 05/92 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
– ‘CHIQUITA BREMEN’ 12,890tdw Blt 10/92 Schichau Seebeckwerft,Geu M/E B&W 290 TEUs
– ‘CHIQUITA ROSTOCK’ 12,850tdw Blt 03/93 Schichau Seebeckwerft,Geu M/E B&W 290 TEUs
Sold En Bloc To Chartworld at 227.00mil USD. Registered Manager; Diamond Ship Management NV.


© Aleksi Lindström

July 2014: Renamed ITALIA REEFER.

© Stan Muller  © Stan Muller

© Stan Muller

2015: Owner; Italia Shipping Corporation. Manager; Seatrade Reefer Chartering N.V.

© Cees Bustraan  © Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan

© Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Jens Boldt, Cees Bustraan, Aleksi Lindström, Stan Muller and Nigel Scutt (Dover Marina) for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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