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Seatrade continues switch from reefers to boxships

Operator moving to containerships due to port restrictions for specialised reefers

Reefer operators are increasingly seeking to charter containerships with high reefer capacity because a growing number of ports cannot handle specialised reefer tonnage.

So believes Yntze Buitenwerf, chief executive of reefer operating giant Seatrade, which has this month redeployed containerships onto a service that previously used specialised reefer vessels.

StreamLines, the container shipping arm of Seatrade, has teamed up with Hapag-Lloyd to reintroduce a fruit-oriented containerised service between North Europe and Central America.

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