Wagenborg’s fourth EasyMax MPP takes shape
Maritime logistics conglomerate Wagenborg is continuing the expansion of its multipurpose vessel (MPP) fleet with the construction of another EasyMax. The company said that the first sections of the fourth EasyMax MPP have been transported from the construction hall to the quayside at the Royal Niestern Sander shipyard.
The transport of these components means the shape of the vessel, whose construction kicked off in the summer of last year, becomes visible again.
Two months after delivery of the Amalia, this new build MPP dry cargo vessel will be the fourth vessel of this EasyMax series. Delivery is planned for the fourth quarter of 2024.
The EasyMax concept is a multipurpose vessel with a load capacity of 14,000 tons and was developed by Royal Wagenborg and Niestern Sander. Wagenborg was awarded the KVNR Maritime Shipping Award for this ship design in 2017, partly due to its superior fuel efficiency.
The sister vessels Egbert Wagenborg and Máxima have now proven to be a sustainable and successful type of ship and will continue to contribute, together with the recently delivered Amalia and its future sister, to the position of Wagenborg Shipping as a leading multipurpose shipping company.
The company is taking advantage of the momentum and has further expanded its order for the EasyMax MPP vessels at the Niestern Sander shipyard. The multipurpose shipping company ordered its fifth EasyMax at the shipyard in December last year with the delivery set for the end of 2025.