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22 November 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 05:25 GMT+1



November 8, 2019

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Christened a new Pure Car and Truck Carrier of the shipowning group Grimaldi

Weekly magazine between the Mediterranean and the America North will be employed in the connection mainly in order to transport vehicles FCA

Today in the port of Civitavecchia the ceremony of baptism of Large the Turin, a new ship has been carried out Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) of the Neapolitan shipowning group Grimaldi. The ship is before seven twin unit commissioned by the group to the Chinese yard Yangfan di Zhoushan. Long 199,90 meters and wide 36,45 meters, Large the Turin have a tonnage of 65.255 tons and a cruise speed of 19 knots. The ship can transport about 7.700 CEU (Car Equivalent Unit) or in alternative 5,400 linear meters of goods rotabile and 2,737 CEU.

Draft of a very flexible ship thanks to the four bridges you furnish yourself and to the two ramps of access, a lateral one and in stern: it can therefore transport and embark not only motors vehicle but also any type of rotabile cargo, as truck, tractors, bus, excavators, until 5,3 meters of height. From the environmental point of view Large the Turin is a highly efficient ship: it is, in fact, equipped of a engine Man Energy Solutions to electronic control, as demanded from the normative new for the reduction of the nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx), let alone of a scrubber for the discouragement of the sulfur oxide emissions (SOx). It respects, moreover, the most recent norms in terms of treatment of ballast waters.

Large the Turin will be employed in the connection ro-ro weekly magazine of the Grimaldi group between the Mediterranean and the America North, mainly in order to transport vehicles FCA. It will serve the ports of Gioia Tauro, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Savona (Italy), Valencia (Spain), Antwerp (Belgium), Halifax Regional Municipality (Canada), Davisville, New York, Baltimora, Jacksonville, Houston (the USA), Tuxpan and Veracruz (Mexico).

The today's event falls back in the fiftieth anniversary from the start of the relations between the partenopeo shipowning group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), when the first ship car carrier with the livery "Grimaldi Lines" was christened Warrington in homage to Fiat UK whose center was in the homonymous English city. The Warrington was employed in the connection between Italy and the United Kingdom having transported destined Fiat cars at the market British. Taking part to the ceremony of baptism of Large the Turin the managing director of the shipowning group, Emanuele Grimaldi, it has specified that the name of the new unit "recalls the city where has operating center Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, having honored so - has emphasized - long and the fruitful one partnership that us alloy from means century to one of the more important automotive houses to the world".

Vincenzo Miele



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