There are three main types of reefer ships based on the types for shipment of perishable goods


  1. Reefer Cargo Ships
    • Traditional ships are intended for carriage of reefer cargoes in bulk.
    • Pure pallet ships are intended for carriage of palletized goods in all cargo spaces
    • Freezers are intended for carriage of fish and other frozen goods. Here are the types.

(a) Fish carriers are vessels intended to carry mainly frozen fish and sometimes frozen cargo

(b) Fish Factory vessels are vessels built as fishing and/or fish processing vessels, but also able to carry frozen cargoes.

(c) Freezers or primary frozen goods carrier are purposely built to carry frozen cargoes.


  1. Reefer Containerships
  2. Fruits Juice Carriers have special cargo tanks.