Carisbrooke orders another multipurpose vessel at Thecla
Family-owned shipping company, Carisbrooke Shipping has placed an order at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards for a new Labrax 7,280 dwt diesel-electric multipurpose dry cargo vessel. The shipbuilding contract between the shipping company and the shipyard expands the series of Labrax vessels to eleven.
The contract signing was done by Thecla Bodewes, CEO of Thecla Bodewes Shipyards and Helen Tveitan, CEO of Carisbrooke Shipping.
The construction of the Labrax 7,280 dwt multipurpose dry cargo vessel represents a significant investment by Carisbrooke Shipping in the renewal of its fleet, which will play a critical role in enhancing its global shipping operations.
The diesel-electric propulsion system on board the Labrax 7,280 dwt vessel, in combination with the advanced power-management system, minimises energy losses, reduces overall fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions, according to the shipyard.
This desired result has already been proven in the performance of the first three newbuild vessels, MV Vertom Patty, MV Vertom Cyta and MV Vertom Tomma. In addition, the installed propulsion power on board the Labrax vessels is considerably lower compared to ships of equal cargo capacity and with conventional propulsion.
With a length of 118.60m, a width of 14.30m and a full-box cargo hold of 329,700 cuft, the Labrax series offers competitive transport solutions, the yard said.
The order of Carisbrooke Shipping brings the Labrax dry cargo series to a total of eleven vessels built by the shipyard, ten of which are built for Vertom Group in Rhoon, the Netherlands. The Labrax vessel for Carisbrooke Shipping, hull number eleven, is planned to be delivered in 2026.