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On February 3 2015, the d’Amico Group took delivery of the Handy-Cape type vessel, described as the largest and most innovative ship in the history of the well known Italian ship owner. On assuming delivery, Mr. Cesare d’Amico, Chief Executive Officer of d’Amico Societa di Navigazione SpA,commented “today we celebrate the delivery and naming of the largest ship in the history of our company which further consolidates our leading position among the youngest and most innovative fleets all over the world. The extraordinary commitment to seek an even higher level of safety, environmental awareness and performance, shared with an absolutely reliable partner such as Sanoyas Shipbuilding Corporation, today allows us to deliver on the market a ship with unique features that sets new standards for the future of shipping in this segment.”
Built by Sanoyas Shipbuilding Corporation’s shipyard in Mizushima 2015
GRT 63,087 tons
DWT 116,900 tons
Speed 13.5 knots on 27 tons/day in ballast, 13,5 knots on 35.5 tons/day loaded
7 holds/hatches – gearless
Sister vessel to be delivered Q1 2016
The vessel is described as being capable of reducing consumption and emissions by 20%, compared to other ships operating in the same segment. Safety is enhanced with the award of additional certification classes in excess of current statutory requirements but in anticipation of new industry standards that will become effective in the years ahead. The decision to build two new generation “Handy-Cape” vessels is said by d’Amico to be motivated by the versatility of this type of vessel, larger than the traditional Post-Panamax vessels though much smaller than Capesize vessels.
For the 2014-2016 period, the Group has invested approximately $1.2 billion by ordering 38 new ships comprising bulkers and product tankers. The company has become particularly strong in the latter market with a fleet of 53 product tankers operating globally.