The first ship in Nedlloyd Line's current newbuilding programme, the multipurpose Nedlloyd Bahrain is now operating in Nedlloyd's North Europe-Mid East service after completion by Van der Giessen-de Noord. Her three sister ships Nedlloyd Baltimore, Bangkok and Barcelona will follow from the same yard at intervals and the four ships, each with a deadweight of 21,500 tons will be among the largest multi-purpose vessels afloat. This multi-purpose capability--four gigantic holds with a total capacity of 34,770 cu m; 225 ton heavy-lift derrick; 676 TEU containers with part reefer capacity on the weather deck is only partly indicative of Nedlloyd Line's determination to provide the right tonnage in order to meet the rapidly changing requirements of ocean-going transport. The company's 1978/79 building programme also features two four-deck and two three-deck Ro-Ro's designed to carry trailers, containers, rolling stock, reefer cargo and heavy-lift up to 400 tons. With some 100 ships and operating 29 liner services, independently as well as jointly with other companies, Nedlloyd is now one of the world's biggest shipping concerns and these latest ships have been designed by Nedlloyd's naval architects to ensure that they will be able to call at the greatest number of ports. Included are principal particulars for their multi-purpose vessels, 4-Deck Ro-Ro's and 3-Deck Ro-Ro's.

  • Corporate Authors:

    MacGregor Publications Limited

    50 Salisbury Road
    Hounslow TW4 6JP,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 18
  • Serial:
    • MacGregor News
    • Issue Number: 85
    • Publisher: MacGregor Centrex Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183353
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: MacGregor Publications Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM