Klipper Stream sails on her 100th voyage for Geest

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MV KLIPPER STREAM will sail from Albert Johnson Quay in Portsmouth on Tuesday 11 August 2015 for her 100th voyage for the UK’s premier Caribbean shipping line.

Geest Line has been operating in the Caribbean for over 6 decades.

Klipper Stream is one of four specialist refrigerated (reefer) vessels which has been under charter to the line since 2008. A very versatile vessel she is capable of carrying 324 x 20 foot containers for cargo (or 40 foot equivalent), and her 4 holds are used to carry Break Bulk Cargo.

Geest Line is the leading shipping line in terms of Break Bulk Cargo carriage from UK and Europe to the Caribbean and can carry almost anything on deck. Her 4 holds are temperature and atmosphere controlled, allowing her to ship millions of Bananas from the Caribbean to the UK and Europe on a weekly basis.

During her 100 voyages Klipper stream has covered approximately 920,000 nautical miles, travelling from Europe to the Caribbean and inter island between Antigua, St Kitts, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent, Grenada, Barbados and Trinidad.

She takes eight days to make her Atlantic crossing and only 28 days for a round trip Portsmouth to Portsmouth.

Klipper Stream, in concert with her 3 sister vessels, maintains a weekly presence for Geest line within the Caribbean.

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8 Comments

  1. Doc. Love
    August 25, 2015

    Dominicans must now ask, how many of these trips have come to Dominica in order to load bananas since the Skeritt led administration killed the banana industry , when we compare the amount of trips those boats made during the reign of the UWP government.

  2. The Real Facts
    August 24, 2015

    The boats are beautiful.
    There should be a rousing welcome and celebration for its 100th trip to and from Dominica.
    Good luck to Geest Line, Klipper Stream for future, safe travels.

  3. Memory
    August 24, 2015

    This should read( Geest).

  4. Memory
    August 24, 2015

    If Geet is moving bananas and other produce to Europe farmers should get moving organize their farms form cooperatives.
    Since we recognize agriculture is the survival of our island. And, the government should run a program so that the banks can give loans to interested farmers, regardless of their political affiliation.
    Let Dominica be back again into growing and shipping top class agricultural products.
    I AM CALLING ON THE BANKS HELP THE FARMERS, GIVE THEM LOANS AND SEND FIELD OFFICERS TO SHOW THEM HOW TO ORGANIZE THEIR BOOKS. AGRICULTURE IS BUSINESS.

  5. KoKo Naughts
    August 24, 2015

    Wait nah DNO, an advertisement that there man? I read de whole thing eh, then ask myself why de hell did I do that eh. Smhlol

    • The Real Facts
      August 24, 2015

      It is interesting news about Geest Line. Did you not appreciate it?
      What is your problem? It appears you are the only one who thought of it as an advertisement.

  6. Ma Moses
    August 24, 2015

    That is good news but a bit late, isn’t it, given that the ship left the U.K. on 11 August for her historic crossing and would have arrived here on 19 August. Today is 24 August and I’m sure she left already. Anyway, thanks for the service and keep on sailing…..and bring some decent bacon!

    • Me
      August 25, 2015

      They arrived today – Tuesday 25th. They sail to other islands first. But yes, it’s a bit late..

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