Vertom Group, one of the leading short sea shipping operators in Europe, christened and successfully launched the MV Vertom Tomma on June 6. The vessel, flying the Dutch flag and built by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, is the third dry cargo vessel in a series of ten vessels being built at the shipyard in Kampen.
The MV Vertom Tomma is part of the Labrax-7000 series. An innovative dry cargo vessel specifically designed with diesel-electric propulsion. The series marks an important milestone in the development of sustainable shipping solutions, and is therefore fully in line with the ambitions of both the Vertom Group and Thecla Bodewes Shipyards to make a substantial contribution to the transition to an emission-free shipping industry.
The diesel-electric propulsion system on board of the MV Vertom Tomma, in combination with the advanced power-management system, minimizes energy losses, reduces overall fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions. This desired result has already been proven in the performance of the first two newbuild vessels, MV Vertom Patty and MV Vertom Cyta. In addition, the installed propulsion power on board MV Vertom Tomma is considerably lower compared to ships of equal cargo capacity and with conventional propulsion. With a length of 118.60m, a width of 14.30m and a full-box cargo hold of 329,700 cuft (7,280 dwt), the Labrax 7000dwt series offers competitive transport solutions.
The launch of the MV Vertom Tomma is an important milestone for Vertom, as the company has the ambition to continue to invest in sustainable shipping technologies and continue to expand the fleet. The ship is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and provides a comfortable and safe working environment for the crew during their voyages.