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GREAT TEMA © Grimaldi Group

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The Grimaldi Group takes delivery of the GREAT ABIDJAN

Ro-roThe fourth multipurpose G5 con-ro vessel was delivered to the Grimaldi Group at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd shipyard in Ulsan (South Korea). Named GREAT ABIDJAN, she will operate between Northern Europe and West Africa.
The Grimaldi Group has also inaugurated its new Shanghai offices.

With length of 250 metres, beam of 38 metres and deadweight of 45,684 tonnes, the design of the GREAT ABIDJAN is the result of a careful study of the needs of the Group and its customers: thanks to an innovative and completely customized internal configuration, the G5-class ships are able to transport 4,700 linear metres of rolling freight, 2,500 CEUs and 2,000 TEUs. Compared to the previous G4-class, the new vessels have the same capacity for rolling freight while their container capacity is double.

In addition to loading capacity, the GREAT ABIDJAN stands out on account of her numerous cutting-edge, technological solutions aimed at increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Both the main engine and the auxiliary diesel generators will meet the NOx levels imposed by the Tier III regulation, while the integrated propulsion system between rudder and propeller will minimize vortex losses and, consequently, optimize propulsive efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.

The vessel is designed for cold ironing with shoreside supply of electricity (where available) as a green alternative to the consumption of fossil fuels during port stays. Furthermore, the electrical consumption of on-board machinery (pumps, fans, etc.) is reduced thanks to the installation of variable frequency drive devices, while the application of innovative, low friction paints reduces hull resistance, thus increasing efficiency. Last but not least, the ship is equipped with hybrid exhaust gas cleaning systems for the abatement of sulphur and particulate emissions.

As proof of her high energy and environmental efficiency, the GREAT ABIDJAN enables a reduction of CO2 emissions per tonne transported of up to 43% compared to other Grimaldi con-ro multipurpose ships.

“The GREAT ABIDJAN is the outcome of a long and fruitful co-operation with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard which may continue in the future for the renewal of our existing fleet”, stated Diego Pacella, President of Grimaldi Deep Sea S.p.A. “Named after a port that has been regularly included in the routes served by our Group for years, the vessel will be deployed, like her three sister vessels already in operation, on our deepsea connections between Northern Europe and West Africa”, concluded Diego Pacella.

Grimaldi Shanghai inaugurated its offices

On 18 April, Grimaldi Shipping Agency Shanghai – the Grimaldi Group's agency in China – inaugurated its new offices. In attendance at the event were Group Managing Director Diego Pacella, Amelia Grimaldi and Euromed & Far East/Europe Line Manager Luigi Pacella Grimaldi.

The new Grimaldi Shanghai offices are located in Sinar Mas Plaza, the tallest skyscraper in the Old City, overlooking the Bund and Pudong, which are among the symbols of the Chinese economic capital.

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Apr 25 2024

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