Grimaldi Group announced a new order signed with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard at Ulsan, South Korea for six new G5 series roro multipurpose vessels. The investment exceeds $500m and deliveries are scheduled between the first months of 2023 and the end of 2024.
Those vessels will have a capacity of 4,700 linear meters of rolling freight, 2,500 ceu and 2,000 teu. Compared to the previous G4 class vessels, the new units will have the same capacity for rolling freight while container capacity will double.
GRANDE COTONOU entering Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard back to 21st March, 2015
“The new series of roro multipurpose G5-class ships was designed to respond even more efficiently to the demand for quality transport services on deep sea routes, reconciling the needs related to international freight traffic with that of protecting the environment” said Gianluca Grimaldi, president of the Italian shipping group.
The new units will replace older ships which will have reached an age of 25 years, and be deployed to further enhance the quality of maritime transport services offered by Grimaldi Group between North Europe and West Africa, particularly to Lagos in Nigeria.
Headline image is of GRANDE ANGOLA leaving Grand Harbour, Malta from Palumbo Malta Shipyard back to 17th October, 2011
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Published – Thursday 25th February, 2021.