The ice-class general cargo ship Arpaarti Arctica (Source: HAV Design)

Royal Arctic Line commissions new HAV Design cargo ships

Greenland-based Royal Arctic Line has taken delivery of two new ice-class general cargo ships built to a design specially developed by Norway’s HAV Design, part of the HAV Group. The 37.6m-long Arpaarti Arctica and Tilioq Arctica have capacity for eight containers on deck, and two containers and 60 pallets in the hold. The ships have accommodation for a crew of eight.

The Government-owned shipping line is responsible for Greenland’s entire seaborne trade, as well as cargo movements around the coast. Design of the two ships has been specially tailored to their operation.

Gisle Vinjevoll Thrane, HAV Design vice president, said: “The vessels will operate in Greenland, which places strict requirements on the vessels’ design, as they must operate in a rough climate, sailing in and out of small shallow ports, and meet ice-class requirements. The vessels have been designed with this in mind.”

Having developed more than 120 designs, the Norwegian company claims to specialise in energy efficiency and ships designed to meet the future, environmental and commercial requirements. The HAV Ocean Lab provides scope to offer customers a virtual tank test with digital twins of ships and ocean areas, a unique service in a commercial context, the company said.

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