May 10, 2005
Intermarine to add four 8,000 dwt newbuild heavy lift ships
Intermarine of New Orleans recently announced that its principals, Industrial Maritime Carriers LLC and Industrial Maritime Carriers Worldwide LLC, have concluded agreements for the long term charter of four new 8,000 dwt heavylift cargo ships. The new ships are to be built by the Portuguese shipyard Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castello (ENVC) with the first delivery expected in the Fourth Quarter of 2006.
The ships will feature dual 250 metric ton cranes that may be combined for 500-ton lifts. With an overall length of 120 meters and beam of 20 meters, the ships will be same size as the seven Century class vessels built by ENVC from 2000 to 2002 and presently employed in Intermarine services.
Roger Kavanagh, President of Intermarine, commented, "We have found this versatile, mid-sized project/heavylift cargo carrier to be ideal for the customized voyage construction that we specialize in. Over the past five years, this class ship has become the workhorse of our fleet and an often requested vessel type by our customers. These newbuildings will have a slightly greater heavylift capacity to better meet our cargo projections that call for an ever increasing trend in the weights of industrial plant components"
Intermarine is a worldwide provider of ocean transport as well as inland heavy haul services for breakbulk, specialized project and heavy lift cargoes. Its global sailings include regularly scheduled services between the United States and the Americas, Asia, and other worldwide destinations including Africa.