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23 February 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:45 GMT+1



February 12, 2018

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Shipping Honored GNV and have ordered four ships ro-pax to Chinese ship yard GSI

The contract previews the possibility to opzionare the construction of other four units

The Shipping Italians Honored and GNV (group MSC) have ordered to the construction of four ships for passengers and rotabili, with propulsion that could be fed with liquified natural gas, to the Chinese ship yard Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI) of the group Lower Are Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC). The contract previews moreover the possibility to opzionare the ulterior construction of other four twin units ro-pax of last generation, of which two destined to the Honored family and remaining to GNV.

The new ferries will have an ability until 2.500 people between passengers and crew and of 3.765 linear meters of rotabili cargos and will have a speed of 25 knots.

Announcing that before the two new ships for Honored Shipping he will be taken in delivery by April 2021, the Achille Onorato shipowner has emphasized that with the contract which signed yesterday to Beijing with yards GSI "an ulterior step is completed for a long time towards that process begun of being able to offer to our customers goods and passengers the best Network than departures with young means, efficient and to low environmental impact. This ulterior step aerobic - it has specified Honored - will allow us, continuing to invest in a long period optical, to supply an always better service still consolidating than more our will than to proudly carry for sea the Italy brand and to want to be a resource and an infrastructure to the service of our Country, continuing to create new places of work".

Specifying that the delivery to GNV of the first new ordered ship to GSI is previewed to November 2020, the managing director of the company of navigation of the group MSC, Matteo Catani, has evidenced that "this important investment realizes one of the dowels of the increase strategy that the summits of the company it has defined with group MSC and it continues in the innovation distance that since the introduction of its iconiche white ships has carried GNV to define new standards of reference for the market ferry. The strong recorded increase of volumes and turnover over the last few years - it has added Catani - places the bases for an ulterior extension of the Network of routes offered from the company: the two new units will allow to offer to our customers goods and passengers a service of transport with more and more modern, efficient means and to low environmental impact".


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