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Like the previous six Kilimanjaro vessels – all Cummins-powered and all designed by Incat Crowther – Kilimanjaro VII was being built by Richardson Devine Marine (RDM), the world-renowned Australian shipbuilder based in Hobart, Tasmania.
Les Blennerhassett contemplates my question, then taps a few keys on his mobile phone calculator… “330,000 cartons a week,” he says matter-of-factly. That’s cartons of bananas Blenners Transport hauls out of north Queensland each week to Australia-wide markets.