December 6, 2005
Wallenius orders four more 8,000 vehicle LCTC's
Wallenius Lines continues its newbuilding program. It has ordered a further four 8,000 vehicle capacity LCTC-vessels (Large Car Truck Carriers) from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea for deliveries in 2008 and 2009.
The vessels will be 228m long and capable of carrying 8,000 vehicles.
With these four new contracts, Wallenius Lines order book now includes ten newbuildings. of which nine vessels are being built at DSME and one is being built at Hyundai Heavy Industries.
During the year, five of the existing vessels in the Daewoo-series (built in the late 1990s) have been elongated at Hyundai-Vinashin Shipyard in Vietnam, increasing the capacity of each vessel by 20 percent.
The LCTC vessels will be deployed in the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics fleet (WWL).
The total investment in the Wallenius Lines newbuilding program adds up to $800 million.
Wallenius Lines order book