Grimaldi takes delivery of multipurpose Ro-Ro Great Antwerp
After two years of construction in South Korea, Grimaldi Group has taken delivery of the multipurpose Ro-Ro vessel, Great Antwerp. Built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan, Great Antwerp is the first of six units
The Great Antwerp is named after the city of Antwerp in Belgium, whose port has been served by Grimaldi’s maritime links for decades and which now is the Group’s main hub in Northern Europe.
With a length of 250 metres, a beam of 38 metres and deadweight of 45,684 tons, the Great Antwerp’s design is the result of a study of the needs of the Group and its customers.
Thanks to an innovative and completely customised internal configuration, the G5-class ships are able to transport 4,700 linear meters of rolling freight, 2,500 CEU and 2,000 TEU. Compared to the previous G4-class, the new vessels have the same capacity for rolling freight while their container capacity doubles.
All the G5-class units will be delivered between 2023 and 2024 and deployed on the Grimaldi Group maritime services between Northern Europe and West Africa.
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