U.K. shipping and transport group Crescent PLC
has added two 2,670 dwt bulk carriers to the fleet of ships operated by Crescent Shipping
, the group's dry cargo shipping division.
"The Crescent Seine and the Crescent Rhine are of a brand new design and are exceptionally flexible ships. Both have low air draft designs, allowing them to trade on combined river-sea routes. Fully loaded with 134,800 cu ft of grain, for instance, they will still only have a draft of 4.05 m and an air draft of 5.2 m. Moreover, both are fully fitted to carry 84 teu boxes," says Jim Stewart
, managing director of Crescent Shipping.
The Crescent group of companies comprises four distinct divisions operating throughout Europe. Crescent Tankships, the group's petroleum product distribution arm, is recognized by a number of oil majors
as a reliable and high-quality products carrier
. Crescent Shipping, the group's dry cargo shipping division, is a leading Europea
n dry bulk distribution and logistics partner on short sea and river trades. Seatruck Ferries, the group's freight ferry division, is a key independent player on the Ireland
-UK trades with an unsurpassed reputation for reliability and service. Lastly, Crescent Marine Services, the group's ship management division, is a fully certified technical and commercial manager specializing in high-intensity short sea management