© Cees BustraanMV Nederland Reefer – Past and Present

MV Nederland Reefer

ex Chiquita Nederland

© Henk Guddee

Chiquita Nederland (Nederland Reefer) © Henk Guddee

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1992 at Danyard A/S Frederikshavn, Denmark (Yard No. 707) as a refrigerated cargo/vehicles vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 158.13m (overall), 146.55m (moulded)
  • Breadth: 24.40m (moulded)
  • Depth: 15.70m
  • Draught: 10.01m (summer)
  • Tonnage: 13,049 gross, 5,353 net, 14178t deadweight
  • Engines: One 2T – 8 cylinder B & W diesel
  • Power: 20401/15005kW
  • Speed: 22.00 knots
  • Capacity: 332 20 ft Container, 170 40ft Containers 18281 cu.m
  • Call sign: C6KD6
  • MMSI Number: 308122000
  • IMO Number: 9015199
  • Registry: Nassau/Bahamas

Current Location

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February 14th 1991: Keel laid.

August 9th 1992: Launched.

December 1st 1992: Completed as CHIQUITA NEDERLAND.

© Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee

2005: CHIQUITA SCHWEIZ, CHIQUITA BELGIE, CHIQUITA DEUTSCHLAND, CHIQUITA NEDERLAND sold en-bloc. All 4 for $59.70m to US buyers Great White Fleet.


  • -‘CHIQUITA NEDERLAND’ 13,958tdw Blt 11/91 Danyard Frederikshavn, Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA BELGIE’ 13,930 tdw Blt 02/92 Danyard Frederikshavn, Den M/E B&W 331 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA SCANDINAVIA’ 13,930 tdw Blt 11/92 Danyard Frederikshavn, Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • – CHIQUITA ITALIA’ 13,930 tdw Blt 08/92 Danyard Frederikshavn, Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • ‘- CHIQUITA DEUTSCHLAND’ 13,930 tdw 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’ 12,890 tdw Blt 10/92 Schichau Seebeckwerft, Geu M/E B&W 290 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA ROSTOCK’ 12,850 tdw Blt 03/93 Schichau Seebeckwerft, Geu M/E B&W 290 TEUs
  • – Sold En Bloc To Chartworld at $227 mil USD. Registered Manager; Diamond Shipmanagement NV.

2007: Registered Manager; Diamond Shipmanagement NV.

© Derek Sands  © Derek Sands

© Derek Sands

July 2014: Renamed NEDERLAND REEFER. Registered Owner; Nederland Shipping Corp, Bahamas. Registered Manager; Chartworld Shipping Corp.

2014: Registered Manager; Seatrade Reefer Chartering NV.

© Cees Bustraan   © Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan


© Frank Behrends

June 24th 2017: Arrived for lay up near King Harry Ferry on the River Fal.

Nederland Reefer © Barrie Clark  Nederland Reefer © Barrie Clark

© Barrie Clark

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: Frank Behrends, Cees Bustraan, Barrie Clark, Henk Guddee and Derek Sands for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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