Christening and launch of the Elisa K

30 March 2021

Elisa K was successfully christened and launched at 11am on March 26, 21. For this time of the year the weather was exceptionally beautiful.  The Elisa K is the third and last new-build vessel to be built in a series of three “Eco Traders 5150. The ceremony took place at the Royal Bodewes Shipyard in Hoogezand. Due to the corona virus, the number of guests had to be limited to a group of 32 family members and friends of the  Godmother  Mrs. Elisa Kruit.

Karin Orsel, CEO of the MF Shipping Group: "We congratulate the Krohn family on this special occasion. The Germany-based Bereederungsgesellschaft Alstership mbH & Co. KG, is part of the Krohn Group. Unfortunately, the Krohn family was unable to attend. MF Shipping Group has had a long-term business relationship with the Krohn Group for over 15 years. We are very proud and delighted to become a co-owner of the new vessels.

The Eco Trader 5150 is a modern, new generation, environmentally friendly cargo ship with a total length of 86.93 m - 5150 Dwt and a payload of approx. 2121,000 ctf.

The three new ships are an important step towards a 'green' future, says Karin Orsel, CEO of MF Shipping Group. We are committed in our shared mission to reduce CO2 emissions and we are explicitly committed to protecting and conserving the marine environment. We have confidence in the future, the market we serve and are always ready for our customers.

Source: MF Shipping Group