Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd has contracted Thecla Bodewes Shipyards for a LABRAX 7280 DWT diesel-electric multi-purpose dry cargo vessel. For Thecla Bodewes Shipyards it is the eleventh vessel of this type to be built. Delivery is planned for 2026.

The contract signing ceremony took place in the beginning of September 2023, bringing together key representatives from both parties, including Mrs. Thecla Bodewes, CEO of Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, and Mrs. Helen Tveitan, CEO of Carisbrooke Shipping. The partnership between Thecla Bodewes Shipyards and Carisbrooke Shipping represents a shared commitment to innovation, sustainability and the advancement of maritime transportation.

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LABRAX 7280-DWT multi-purpose dry cargo vessel

The construction of the LABRAX 7280-DWT multi-purpose dry cargo vessel represents a significant investment by Carisbrooke Shipping in the renewal of its fleet, which will play a critical role in enhancing its global shipping operations.

The diesel-electric propulsion system on board of the vessel, in combination with the advanced power-management system, minimises energy losses, reduces overall fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions. This desired result has already been proven in the performance of the first three newbuild vessels, MV Vertom Patty, MV Vertom Cyta and MV Vertom Tomma.

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In addition, the installed propulsion power on board of the LABRAX vessels is considerably lower compared to ships of equal cargo capacity and with conventional propulsion. With a length of 118.60 metres, a width of 14.30 metres and a full-box cargo hold of 329,700 cuft, the series offers competitive transport solutions.

The order of Carisbrooke Shipping brings the Labrax dry cargo series to a total of eleven vessels built by the shipyard, ten of which are built for Vertom Group in Rhoon, the Netherlands.

Picture: Thecla Bodewes (CEO Thecla Bodewes Shipyards) and Helen Tveitan (CEO Carisbrooke Shipping) (by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards).

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