Grimaldi Inks USD 400 Mn Deal for Six RoRos

Illustration; Image Courtesy: Grimaldi

The Grimaldi Group from Italy has ordered the construction of six RoRo vessels from the Chinese Jinling shipyard.

The sextet, worth USD 400 million, is scheduled for delivery in 2020, and forms part of the company’s ambitious fleet expansion plan.

The newbuildings will be 238 meters long, featuring a beam of 34 meters and a gross tonnage of 64,000 tons. They will be able to transport over 7,800 linear meters of rolling units, equivalent to about 500 trailers.

In addition, the new ships will pioneer the company’s hybrid design, Grimaldi Green 5th Generation, which means that they will use fossil fuels during navigation and switch to electricity while in port.

Once delivered, three ships from the batch will be operated by Grimaldi Lines in the Mediterranean, while the remaining three ice-class newcomers will be purchased by Finnlines, the group’s sister company, for operation in the Baltic Sea.

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