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Vroon is delighted to announce that the company has recently placed an order for a seventh newbuilding livestock carrier, to be constructed at the Cosco Shipyard in Guangdong, P.R. China.
Four of these revolutionary, newbuilding livestock carriers with Groot Cross-Bow® have already been delivered to the company and are all trading successfully. Two vessels (Gloucester Express and Greyman Express) will be delivered during 2015, with the seventh vessel scheduled for completion in 2016.
These livestock carriers are “next‑generation” livestock vessels, boasting a cargo capacity of approximately 4,500 sqm and a cruising range of around 18,000 NM. They are fitted with animal-welfare facilities exceeding Australian (AMSA) regulations and incorporate a Groot Cross-Bow® design that will ensure fuel savings while maintaining high speeds and maximum comfort for cargo and crew.
The seventh livestock carrier is already chartered to one of the major Australian livestock exporters under a tailor-made charter agreement, which will commence as soon as the vessel is delivered to Vroon.