Fleet in service – exploit its potential, control costs: Extension of ship’s hull

By Peter Pospiech at October 31, 2013 10:21
Filed Under: Company News, General, Shipyards
More stowage space with new hull segment On a few ships of the current fleet exist the possibility to extend the hull, to increase the capacity and efficiency of the ships operation. With such an extension load capacity, carrying capacity and contractually project loading increases – whereby transport costs per shipping unit decreases. Speed of the vessel is practically not influenced by this capacity extension. To do this the ship’s hull will be separated midships and extended with a new longitudinal segment. This is a very common conversion process and offers the advantage that the new ships segment can be completely prepared before the vessel arrives at the shipyard. The extension of the "Tor Ficaria" at MWB shipyard in Bremerhaven lasted a few weeks By this the time for docking can be shortened as much as possible. In order to establish whether such an extension is practicable and make sense, the execution of a pilot study is advised. As a basic parameter for the ... [More]

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