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Thecla Bodewes launches new Vertom building crosswise

Caption: »Vertom Anne Marit« (© Thecla Bodewes)

The shortsea and MPP shipping company Vertom is getting a new build from the Dutch shipyard Thecla Bodewes.

The “Vertom Anne Marit” has now been launched at Thecla Bodewes[ds_preview].

This was immediately followed by the christening of the newbuilding with a deadweight tonnage of 7,280 tons. “Vertom Anne Marit” is the fourth ship in the Labrax series that Thecla Bodewes Shipyards is building for the shipping company. The next hull is already under construction, with six more ships in the series to follow.

The shipping company’s fleet now comprises 94 ships between 2,200 and 11,500 tdw. According to Hamburg-based broker Toepfer Transport, Vertom ranks third in the European shortsea business with a market share of 2.67% – behind Wagenborg with a market share of 4.19% and Wilson with 3.67%.

Thecla Bodewes also builds for Carisbrooke

Thecla Bodewes in the Netherlands recently received a newbuilding order from shipping company Carisbrooke – also for a Labrax vessel.

The shipyard and shipping company are relying on the experience gained from previous newbuildings of this type with the ship owner Vertom: “This desired result has already proven itself with the first three newbuildings, the ‘Vertom Patty’, the ‘Vertom Cyta’ and the ‘Vertom Tomma’.”

The propulsion power on board the Labrax ships will be significantly lower compared to ships with the same cargo capacity and conventional propulsion. With a length of 118.60 m and a width of 14.30 m, the type has a cargo capacity of 329,700 cubic feet.

The order from Carisbrooke Shipping brings the total number of Labrax dry cargo vessels built by the shipyard to eleven, ten of which are being built for the Vertom Group in Rhoon, Netherlands. The Labrax vessel for Carisbrooke Shipping is scheduled for delivery in 2026.

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