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'Breeze' Arklow's Final Newbuild With 'Green' Hull Credentials to Be Launched

4th March 2015
'Breeze' Arklow's Final Newbuild With 'Green' Hull Credentials to Be Launched

#FinalGreen – Arklow Breeze has been chosen as the name of the final of six 8660dwt newbuilds that features a cargo hull designed with 'green' credentials, writes Jehan Ashmore.

The slender sharp hull lines of newbuild (no. 414)  are to be launched on 20 March from Ferus Smit B.V. Westerbroek. The Dutch yard is also where her 'B' theme named sisters: Bank, Beach, Bay, Beacon and Brave were completed for Arklow Shipping subsidiary Arklow Shipping Netherlands B.V. 

The series leadship, Arklow Bank which called to Dublin Port last month was completed a year ago. The 'bulb-less' hull forms part of her 'green' design is to reduce wave resistance while not compromising on cargo-loads. The vessels two-hold grain capacity is 9902,6m³ and for bale of 349.706ft³ . For further details click the above link.

Arklow Breeze is a bulk oriented general cargoship that ASL will mainly employ in the shipment of wheat, corn and other bulk commodities in European waters.

Published in Ports & Shipping
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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