Early October Dutch shortsea specialist Amasus announced the signing of a contract with Handelskade Shipsales and Bogazici Shipyard for a series of four open top MPP shortsea cargo ships. These Eems B-types are engineered in good cooperation with DEKC maritime, classed by LR and have 89.95m lenght with 14m beam.
The ships will have a single hold with a total capacity of 178.300 cft. and are capable of carrying windmill blades and constructions in open top condition as well as containers, bulk cargo and break bulk cargoes. The vessels are powered by a diesel-electric power system, according to the latest technical standards.
Following the modular building principle, this configuration makes the ships ready for the use of future non fossil fuels. The ships are expected to be operational late 2023.