The LCTCs will be deployed in OW’s and WW’s joint venture Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' global trade. The vessels will be 228 meters long and have a car carrying capacity of 8 000 units. The vessels will be built to the latest design to meet the service and cargo requirements of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics’ customers. Seven of the vessels will be delivered in 2011 and one will be delivered in 2012.
Having environment as a top priority, the vessels will have environmentally-friendly technology, reducing emissions to the air and to the sea.
OW and WW will own four vessels each.
“These contracts are true to our strategy of strengthening our unique market position through the building of advanced vessels specially designed to meet our customers’ needs”, says President Lone Fonss Schroeder, Wallenius Lines. “The orders will contribute to meet our continuous need to expand the fleet and also to secure our position in emerging markets.”
In order to ensure new and modern tonnage, OW and WW are pursuing an extensive newbuilding programme. The order book for the group of companies currently comprises some 45 vessels to be delivered through 2012.
Wallenius Lines is one of the world’s leading shipping companies in the car carrier and RoRo market. The shipping services are offered through a number of joint ventures, operating on different markets around the world: Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, EUKOR Car Carriers, United European Car Carriers and American Roll-On Roll-Off Carriers. Together with its partners, Wallenius controls more than 180 vessels which altogether carry seven million cars across the oceans annually.
Picture: The LCTCs will all resemble m/v FAUST