Port Manatee welcomes energy-efficient Del Monte containerships

Florida’s Port Manatee is receiving imports of Central American fruit via the newest energy-efficient refrigerated containerships of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Fresh Del Monte Produce is transitioning to deployment of the eco-friendly containerships in place on non-containerized vessels.

The Del Monte Spirit, like five sibling vessels, has a full cargo capacity of 1,276 twenty-foot-equivalent container units, or TEUs, with 634 plugs for 40-foot-long high-cube refrigerated containers, or reefers.

As explained on ajot.com¸ the new ships help fulfill a company commitment to dramatically reduce vessel fuel consumption and emissions, according to Helmuth Lutty, senior vice president of shipping operations at Coral Gables, Florida-based Fresh Del Monte Produce.


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