Thursday, October 5, 2023

Steel Cutting Ceremony Of 2 HS Eco-Freighter 7000 DWT Multi-Purpose Vessels Held At CSL Today

By Staff Correspondent

Steel cutting ceremony of two HS Eco freighter 7000 DWT Multi-Purpose Vessels being built for HS Service group Germany was held at Cochin Shipyard Limited earlier today.

Bejoy Bhaskar, Director (Technical) and Sreejith K Narayanan, Director (Operations), both of CSL, inaugurated the steel-cutting ceremony. CSL is currently building eight Multi-Purpose Vessels for HS Service, Germany. The association with HS Schiffahrts group also marked CSL’s entry into the European Shortsea shipping market, where similar Vessels form the backbone of the logistics network of the continent from North Sea ports to the down south Mediterranean ports. These vessels are the workhorses that transport goods of various types to the European continent.

The vessels with an overall length of 110 m and breadth of 16.5m will be arranged and equipped for the carriage of project cargo, heavy cargo, steel coils, containers, dry cargoes, timber, paper and bulk cargoes such as coal, grain and dangerous goods on worldwide service trade and has a carrying capacity of 7000 ton.

These Ice Class vessels are designed by Groot Ship Design Netherlands, with detailed engineering being carried out by CSL. The vessels will be built under DNV Classification under the flag of Portugal, meeting all the latest rule requirements.

Heino Schepers, Hans-Bernd Schepers (both from HS Service group), and Jan de Looff from Briese Shipping as technical consultant of Owner and members of Groot Ship Design, Netherlands, attended the event online.

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