MAY 26, 2016—Product tanker operator d’Amico International Shipping S.A. recently launched two new eco-ships at the Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard Co. Ltd., in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
“Today’s launch and the ambitious plans of d’Amico International Shipping here in Vietnam are a further concrete expression of the vitality of the partnership between our two countries and the bilateral cooperation in the economic sector that is proceeding full steam ahead now more than ever,” said Italy’s Consul General Carlotta Colli. “As sponsor, I am honored to witness the quality and innovation that characterize these eco-ships and that have always made d’Amico International Shipping stand out on a global scale.”
“For our company, Vietnam is a strategic partner that confirms our 15-year presence in Southeast Asia,” said Paolo d’Amico, President of d’Amico International Shipping. “In this context, Hyundai Vinashin shipyard represents a fixed point of reference, synonymous of high quality, environmental awareness and energy savings. The proximity and participation of Italian institutions and the presence of leading representatives from Asian businesses at this event makes us proud to fly the Italian flag around the world.”
The two new 184m x 27.4m ships, the Cielo di Capri and Cielo di Hanoi, are both 39,000 dwt handysize product tankers. The Cielo di Capri is an Ice Class. These two eco-ships are a part of the significant $755 million investment plan that DIS launched in 2012.
H.O. Park, wife of the President and CEO of Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard, Mr Song, is sponsor of Cielo di Capri, while Consul General Colli “christened” Cielo di Hanoi, in a symbolic exchange representing the fruitful cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and Italy.
The ceremony – held on May 16– was also attended by the President and CEO of the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Hwan-Goo Kang, and by representatives of the financial institutions that supported d’Amico International Shipping in the construction of the eco-ships.