Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) will build 7,000 DWT multi-purpose HS Eco-freighters for a German company.
A ship steel cutting ceremony was held at CSL on Monday, marking the start of construction of six multipurpose ships for HS Service, Germany, in a series of eight ships for the Germans.
The project is linked to HS Schiffahrts Group and marks CSL’s entry into the European short sea shipping market, where these vessels are an integral part of the logistics network from North Sea ports to southern Mediterranean ports, according to a CSL press release on Monday.
“The Ice Class ships, with an overall length of 110 m and a width of 16.5 m, are designed and equipped for the carriage of project cargo, heavy lift, steel coils, containers, dry cargo, timber, paper and bulk cargo, etc. in global service traffic. with a lifting capacity of 7000 tons. The ships will be built under the DNV classification with the flag of Portugal and will meet all the requirements of the latest regulations.
The steel cutting ceremony was attended by Heino Schepers and Hans-Bernd Schepers, Managing Directors of HS Schiffahrts Group, along with Madhu S. Nair, CMD, CSL directors of CSL and other high-ranking shipyard officials.