Grimaldi Group Orders Five RoRo's for $430m

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
The Grimaldi Group ordered five Ro-Ro Multipurpose Car Carriers for its Atlantic Services. The order was placed with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard of Ulsan, South Korea, and its value is at around $430 million.

The first ship is scheduled to enter service in spring 2010, with the others following at a few months interval one from each other, between 2010 and 2011. They are almost identical sisters of another 5 ships contracted with Uljanik Yard of Croatia, which are slated for delivery in 2008 and 2009. In line with the Grimaldi Group strategy, these new ships will be highly flexible in terms of cargo mix.

At 25,000-dwt and with a service speed of 21 knots, each of the new vessels will be able to take on board up to 2,000 linear metres of Ro/Ro cargo, 2,000 cars and up to 800 TEU of containers. Ships will be fitted with a pair of own 40-ton cranes to handle containers, project and oversized cargo, while the stern ramp has been designed to allow the loading of piece of cargo of up to 250-ton of weight.

Commented Gianluca Grimaldi, Group Co-managing director: “This order confirms the Group commitment to invest heavily to keep at the maximum level the overall quality of services and the costumer satisfaction –-. With 10 new large, state-of-the-art ships set to enter in service, we will be able to strengthen our leadership position on the Atlantic Ro/Ro marketplace by improving the frequency offered on all the routes part of the network. These new ships further improve the average age of its fleet, which is currently under 8 years”, he said.

The Grimaldi Group Atlantic Network of services, comprises a set of regular line connections between North Europe/West Africa; North Europe / South America; East Coast of United States of America / West Africa; as well as South America / West Africa. In all of these Ro/Ro routes the Group is the undisputed market leader. Atlantic Container Line (ACL), one of the Group’s companies, is the leading Ro/Ro operator on the Atlantic routes between Europe and North America.

In addition to the 10 ships mentioned, the Group’s order book includes six amongst Cruise Ferries and Ro/Ro-Passenger ships ordered with Italy’s Fincantieri and one Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) to be delivered by Uljanik. The Group’s Finnish subsidiary Finnlines has two large Ro/Ro-Passenger ships under construction at Fincantieri.

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Coast Guard

Coast Guard Investigating Fatal Boating Collision

The Coast Guard is investigating a fatal collision between a towboat and a pleasure craft near Cincinnati, Thursday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector

Coast Guard: Investigations Underway in Cutter Collision

The Coast Guard is conducting a series of formal investigations after Tuesday’s collision involving a Coast Guard cutter and a fishing vessel off the coast of Puerto Rico.

Airlift Video: Sick Sailor Taken Off Containership

US Coastguard Corpus Christi inform that a rescue helicopter has medevaced the crewmember of a container ship approximately 40 miles offshore of South Padre Island.

RoRo

K-Line to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line), a Japanese corporation, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $67.7 million criminal fine for its involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices,

Interferry’s UN, EU Input on Display in Vancouver

Two major examples of Interferry’s growing influence will be highlighted next week at the global trade association’s 39th annual conference in Vancouver.       CEO

MOL Holds Place in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. inform that it has once again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Asia Pacific, on which it has continuously held a spot since 2003.

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2632 sec (4 req/sec)