Safmarine orders three ships

Jan 17, 2003
Author: P&S

Safmarine today (17 January 2003) confirmed it has ordered three new container ships for its Europe – West Africa service.

The three new ships will be designed to trade on West Africa ports and are to be built by Volkswerft, an AP Moller/Maersk Group owned shipyard in Germany.

Delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2004.

According to Safmarine each ship will be self geared with about a 2,100 TEU capacity. In addition they will be equipped with reefer plugs for temperature sensitive cargo.

The dimensions are specially suited to a number of important ports in West Africa where length and draught restrictions are applicable.

”Safmarine is pleased to confirm the ordering of these vessels in view of their particular suitability to fulfil our requirements in the West and Central African trades, meeting our philosophy of Personalised Shipping Solutions,” said Howard Boyd, Safmarine’s CEO.

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