Four new state of the art “eco-ship” vessels owned by d’Amico Group, an international shipping company, were launched on January 10 in Ulsan, Korea at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.
The four new units will be added to the fleet of tankers belonging to d’Amico Tankers Ltd, 100% owned by d’Amico International Shipping.
By integrating the technical skills of d’Amico and the building experience of the dockyard, emerged the unique design of these vessels allowing them to obtain an average saving of 6 tons of fuel per day (for vessels with a full load and a constant speed of 14 knots) and the consequent 20% reduction of CO2 emissions.
The four new RINA classified vessels, whose purchase orders were already reported in July and September 2012, amounting to a total of USD 127 million, “christened” Cielo di Gaeta, Cielo di New York, High Freedom and High Discovery, are all 183 metres long and 32 metres wide.
On a technical level, the design includes several new features that favour reduced motion resistance and increased propulsive efficiency, as well as the choice of the latest generation motors with a high reduction of specific consumptions. Moreover, important innovations for navigation safety have been introduced to the vessels.
In terms of trade, the first two vessels will transport a load of 40,000 dwt, the other two 50,000 dwt. They will be used primarily to transport refined petroleum products and they have all been already chartered to big international players.
With the addition of these four new vessels, the d’Amico Group fleet reaches 47 owned units (24 Tankers e 23 Dry) and 33.5 chartered units (19.5 Tankers and 14 Dry).
Press Release, January 20, 2014