Two more Wallenius Post-Panamax vessels

06 Feb 2014
The vessels will be operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsem Logisitics

The vessels will be operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsem Logisitics

Tianjin Xingang Shipyard in China is to build two Post-Panamax vessels for Wallenius Lines, adding to the previous two vessels contracted in June 2013.

The vessels will be 200m long with a car carrying capacity equivalent to 8,000 cars and a beam of 36.5m, approximately 4.3m wider than today’s Panamax car carriers.

“We continue to believe in deep sea transportation of cars and high and heavy equipment”, said Anders Boman, president, Wallenius Lines.

“These newbuilds feature a combination of large capacity and low fuel consumption. The optimised hull design and a number of energy saving features will ensure efficient operation and low environmental impact,” he added.

The vessels will be operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, owned 50% by Wallenius Lines.

All four vessels will be delivered between 2015 and 2016.

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