News: Launch UAL Cologne

On Feb. 7 2014 we launched our new cargo vessel 'UAL Cologne' at Royal Bodewes shipyard in Hoogezand, The Netherlands.

The christening was done by Mrs Angela Roters, wife of the Lord Mayor of Cologne. See video impression of the ceremony and German media coverage below:

The UAL Cologne was built in The Netherlands and is special because of the application of the Groot Cross-Bow® an innovative bow shape with wave piercing abilities. Because of the innovative bow shape the vessel will have less slamming and will easier maintain it’s speed comparing to more conventional bow shapes with bow flare. Because of this, energy will be saved and therefore less fuel oil will be burned, which results in reduction of the CO2 output. More technical information about this vessel (video)

Universal Africa Lines has been offering a regular liner service into West Africa from Europe, USA and South Africa for over 30 years. Recently the activities has been expanded by an East Africa service. The new trade lane is designed to extend the connecting services from the US, West Africa and SA into the East African markets, and will focus on the line’s niche market in the oil and gas industry.

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Posted on 07 maart 2014

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