The CF 3850 Sophie has been operating in European waters since last September (Source: Damen)

Damen wins repeat order for Combi Freighter

Damen Shipyards has clinched a second order from German shipping company, Elbe-Ems, for a Combi Freighter (CF 3850), to be built at Damen Yichang Shipyard in China. The first vessel, Sophie, has been operating in European waters since last September and the second ship, Jan Laurenz, is due for delivery in the fourth quarter of this year.

Elbe-Ems, a ship operating joint venture between Uniatlantico and Held Shipping, placed the second contract after analysing the operating performance of Sophie. The second ship will have the same optimised hull and fuel economy.

Elbe-Ems CEO, Andreas Bergmann, who is also a partner in Uniatlantico, said that the good performance of the Sophie drove the decision for a second ship. “We are very happy with the performance of the CF 3850, MV Sophie,” he declared. “The quality of the vessel and the fuel economy have convinced us to order another vessel of the same type.”

The ships, together with others of a similar design, are built in series and for stock at the Chinese yard, contracted by Damen Shipyard Group in the Netherlands. This strategy enables fast delivery times when required. Construction arrangements, delivery, warranties, and other services are handled by Dutch divisions of the shipyard group.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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