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14 November 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 01:47 GMT+1

June 27, 2019

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Honored Shipping it has formalized the contract with Chinese yard GSI for the construction of two ships ro-pax

Achille Onorato: possible shortly the confirmation of the option for another couple of ships

Honored Shipping it has formalized today the contract with the Chinese ship yard Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI) for the construction of two ships ro-pax that they will be used by the company of Moby navigation of the Italian shipowning group on the routes from and for the Sardinia(on 12 February 2018).

The ships, of 69.500 tons of tonnage, will have a lenght overall of 237 meters for a width of 32 meters and will have an ability to transport of about 2.500 passengers and 1,300 cars to the continuation, ability - it has emphasized Honored Shipping - than will make some largest ro-pax operating in the world. , With moreover almost four thousand linear meters of cargo space, the ships will be equipped also of an innovative system of cargo, with a central door that the directed access will allow with the main garage and two lateral doors that will allow to approach the advanced bridges rationalizing and sveltendo the boarding operations. The drive system, with a power of 10,8 megawatt, will guarantee a speed of exercise and particularly contained and echo-compatible consumption of 23,5 knots with tips near the 25 knots.

The first ship will be ready within 36 months, with keel laying previewed in June 2020 and commissioning for the season of tip of 2022. The second twin ship will follow at a distance of six months from the first.

"The signature today and therefore the start of the construction - it has evidenced the managing director of the Moby group, Achille Onorato - marks an essential stage in the plan of potenziamento of the fleet that shortly could see also the confirmation of the option for another couple of ships with the same characteristics. These units, that they will serve the Sardinia, will represent fly for the economy and tourism of the island that we honor ourselves to serve guaranteeing an always better service, more and more accessible and ambientalmente sustainable".

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