Swedish shipowner and operator Ahlmark Lines AB has contracted Dutch shipbuilder Royal Bodewes for two Royal Bodewes 5050 Eco Trader ice class 1A mini bulkers. The vessels are to be delivered in 2024.

Construction of the first vessel (NB 732) has already begun at one of the partner shipyards of Royal Bodewes in the Netherlands. The expected delivery date is Q2 2024. Construction of the second vessel (NB 830) will start at the end of 2023, with delivery expected Q4 2024.

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Sustainable aspects

Both newbuilds have Ice Class 1A and are future-proof additions to the fleet of Ahlmark Lines AB, containing many sustainable aspects. For example, the vessel has a Cleanship notation. Fuel tanks are clear of the ship’s hull and emissions are reduced to a minimum, whereas loading capacity is high. Furthermore, many European-made components are installed, such as an ABC main engine.

In line with tradition, Ahlmark has ordered these mini bulkers in the North of the Netherlands. In fact, the steel cutting for the newbuilds takes place at exactly the same location where Ahlmark had ships built in the late 80s.

Partner Rörd Braren Bereederungs-GmbH & Co. KG of Kollmar will take care of the management of both ships.

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