Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Schweiz Stream – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9015216

MV Schweiz Stream

Ex Schweiz Reefer, Chiquita Schweiz

© Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström

Steel single screw “Chiquita – Countries Class” motor vessel built in 1992 at Danyard A/S Frederikshavn, Denmark (Yard No. 711) as a refrigerated cargo vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 158.12m (overall), 144.99m (moulded)
  • Breadth: 24.40m (moulded)
  • Depth: 10.00m
  • Draught: 11.90m (summer)
  • Tonnage: 13049 gross/5353 net/14178t deadweight
  • Engines: One 2T – 8 cylinder B & W diesel
  • Power: 15218.4kW
  • Speed: 21.80 knots
  • Capacity: 18275 cu.m. 170 Reefer Plugs. 439 TEU
  • Call sign: C6KD9
  • MMSI Number: 308124000
  • IMO Number: 9015216
  • Registry: Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸
  • Sister Ships: Chiquita Deutschland (706), Chiquita Nederland (707), Chiquita Belgie 710), Chiquita Italia (712), Chiquita Scandinavia (714)

Current AIS Location

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August 12th 1991: Keel laid.

October 31st 1992: Launched.

May 25th 1992: Completed as CHIQUITA SCHWEIZ.

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

© Willem Oldenburg © Willem Oldenburg 

© Willem Oldenburg (Ijmuidern, 13/08/2011)


  • -‘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 $227mil USD. Registered Manager; Diamond Ship Management NV.

© Netty

© Netty (Terneuzen, 18/04/2014)

July 2014: Renamed SCHWEIZ REEFER. Registered Owner; Schweiz Shipping Corp, Bahamas. Registered Manager; Chartworld Shipping Corp.

© Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse  

© Erwin Willemse (Hoek Van Holland, 15/04/2016)

© Ed Connell

Schweiz Reefer – © Ed Connell

August 4th 2020: Called at Dover

© Mike Jackson & Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)(Dover, 04/08/2020)

September 1st 2020: Renamed SCHWEIZ STREAM (Same owner)

© Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse 

© Erwin Willemse (Hoek van Holland, 17/07/2021)

April 17th 2023: Called at Dover.

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: Ed Connell, Mike Jackson, Aleksi Lindström, Netty, Willem Oldenburg, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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