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WILLOWBANK- container stowage

WILLOWBANK- container stowage

She had a 723 TEU capacity and this shows the guides for the containers.

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'Porthole' type insulated boxes. Hardly ever used on southbound voyages ex-U.S. Gulf where customers wanted 8 X 8-1/2 X 40' units! The 20 footers were useless for 'clean' paper cargoes as could only take three rolls, bagged resins proved to leave pellet residues difficult to clean out in NZ and drilling muds/Bentonite were too dirty!
 

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Most porthole (con-air) units of late went to South Africa where they still have an active life.
 

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She used to carry grapefruit,etc in TEU's underdeck when on the West Coast USA / Aussie/ Kiwi run.
Nice ship and well built, good deck cranes for Suva.
Always amazed her searods never had vee belt roubles as did other ships with searods.
 

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