Wilson Flex V passes Taiwan on its trip from China to Europe
The last vessel in the series of five general cargo newbuildings has left China and headed on its maiden voyage to Europe. The Wilson Flex V has been delivered to its owners Rhenus-Arkon-Shipinvest (RHAS) during last week.
The vessel was delivered at the Chinese shipyard and has already reached Taiwan on its way to Europe.
The newly built general cargo vessel will operate for the Norwegian short sea liner shipping company, Wilson ASA, in the Baltic sea, North Sea, Mediterranean and the Black sea. Wilson ASA, itself has placed an order for the construction of six 3,800 dwt newbuildings with an option to expand the order to a total of 14 vessels.
To remind, the Wilson Flex design, naval architecture, construction and system engineering was handled by Groot Ship Design and Dayang Offshore Equipment. The Wilson Flex ships can sail with open hatches, and the bridge is in front of the vessel, thus, it can load larger units. In addition, the Wilson Flex ships can load up to 4200 tonnes with dry cargo.
The Wilson Flex ships are Hanse Eco class vessels and meet IMO Tier III emissions standards, which will be compulsory for new vessels from 2025 onwards.