United Heavy Lift takes delivery of MV UHL Fighter
United Heavy Lift (UHL) has taken delivery of the MV UHL Fighter, the 16th vessel in a series of 17 F900 Eco-Lifter newbuilds. The vessel was delivered on December 11 at the Hudong shipyard in Shanghai, China.
“We affirm our company’s commitment to contributing to an eco-friendly shipping industry by investing in fuel-efficient tonnage. We took delivery of seven identical F900 newbuildings in 2021 and are looking forward to complementing our fleet with a final F900 newbuilding in early 2022.” says Lars Bonnesen, managing director of UHL.
The last F900 Eco-Lifter newbuilding, MV UHL Felicity, will be delivered to UHL approximately in March 2022. Once the newbuilding program is completed, UHL will service its clients with a fleet of seventeen F900 Eco-Lifter vessels. In addition, the F900 Eco-Lifter vessels are the most fuel-efficient heavy lift vessels in service.
“The carbon footprint of the F900 class is 30-50 percent less compared to the existing heavy lift fleet in the market.” states Bonnesen. “The new vessels offer superior intake and crane capacity to cater to the needs of a wide range of industry clients and cargos.” he adds. The vessels’ weather deck encompasses 2,990 Sqm (123.5 m x 25.6 m).
MV UHL Fighter will start her maiden voyage towards Europe with container cargo. She is expected to arrive in Hamburg, Germany in February 2022.
UHL has been expanding its global network. Furthermore, the commercial and operations teams have been strengthened by adding highly qualified and experienced individuals from the shipping industry. Through the engineering arm of the group, United Engineering Solutions, UHL has access to a team of over 50 naval architects, marine engineers, and port captains, who provide a range of sophisticated technical transport solutions to our clients. They design and fabricate lifting devices, load spreading equipment, grillages, and transport frames, and ensure that each voyage is planned and executed flawlessly.
“We would like to thank CSSC Leasing, China, for their great support in securing the F900 vessels in a fourteen-year time charter to UHL.” Bonnesen notes. “We are well prepared for the next big step on our company’s exciting journey.” he concludes.