On Thursday November 1st 2012 the UAL Houston has been launched at shipyard Bodewes in Hoogezand.
After the test voyage she will be added to the current fleet of modern, multi-purpose geared vessels of Universal Africa Lines on December 8th.
The UAL Houston (a big sister vessel of the UAL Africa and UAL Bodewes) 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 its 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.
Universal Africa Lines has been offering a regular liner service into West Africa from Europe, USA and South Africa for over 30 years. For more information please contact our office.
Posted on 13 november 2012