On Friday March 2nd the UAL Bodewes 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 April 15th.
The UAL Bodewes (sister vessel of the UAL Africa) 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.
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.
For more information please contact our office.
Posted on 05 maart 2012