Sallaum Lines cuts steel for the first Ocean Class vessel

Sallaum Lines cuts steel for the first Ocean Class vessel

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Shipping major and RoRo specialist Sallaum Lines have hit a major milestone by cutting the steel for the first vessel in the Ocean Class series. The vessel construction kicked off at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Co Ltd Shipyard in Fuzhou, China.

The Ocean Class series represents Sallaum Lines’ new fleet expansion initiative, with the first vessel named Ocean Exokirer leading the way. This vessel, boasting a capacity of 7,500 CEU and utilising dual-fuel LNG technology, promises efficiency and environmental consciousness in maritime operations.

Sallaum Lines’ Large Car and Truck Carrier (LCTC) vessel is larger than conventional Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTC). With a length of over 200 metres, 38 metres in width, and a depth of 15 metres, the vessel also has a higher ramp and deck capacity, expanding the range of cargo that can be lifted. With 14 vehicle decks, the robust design ensures effective cargo handling and maximizes operational efficiency.

The dual-fuel LNG design, developed in collaboration with the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design And Research Institute (SDARI), enables the Ocean Class vessels to utilize liquefied natural gas (LNG), marine gas oil (MGO), and very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO).

This propulsion system also contributes to a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, with a 25 per cent decrease compared to traditional vessels. This eco-conscious design emphasizes the company’s proactive approach to combatting climate change and aligns with global sustainability goals.

Set for delivery in late 2025, the Ocean Explorer signifies a new chapter in maritime innovation for Sallaum Lines.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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Sallaum Lines cuts steel for the first Ocean Class vessel