SpliethoffAmsterdam-based shipping company Spliethoff has placed an order for six multipur­pose vessels at the Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., shipyard in China. Length overall is 165 meters and deadweight is approximately 18.000 ton.

With a hold length of over 100 meters and Heavy Lift cranes which are combinable, the vessels are highly suitable to operate in the specialised breakbulk market with heavy and outsized cargoes. The accommodation, including the navigation bridge, is situated at the bow end of the vessel and ultra-long pieces of, for instance, wind turbine quipment, will be well-pro­tected when carried on deck. The first vessel of the series, named mv Raamgracht is scheduled to be delivered in January 2019, followed, in regular intervals of two months, by her 5 sisters: mv Re­alengracht, mv Reguliersgracht, mv Rijpgracht, mv Ringgracht and mv Rozengracht.