Norwegian shipowner Arriva Shipping said it has ordered a dry cargo freighter of 8500dwt from an unnamed yard in China.
The new building will be 120m long and will be based upon the MDC 1309 Ecolution design. It will be Arriva’s first newbuilding. The vessel will be operated in the self-loading/discharging segment in North European trades. The ship will be equipped and completed in Norway. It is scheduled
to be delivered from the yard within the second half of 2020, said Arriva Shipping Managing Director Mr Sindre Matre. The design has been developed in close collaboration with Marine Design & Consulting AS in Bergen, Norway.
Technical specification includes innovative and sustainable solutions with a strong focus on the Energy Efficiency Design Index and the present and possible future environmental requirements, such as large battery packs that enables the vessel to enter harbours, berth/unberth, and sail emission free.