Intermarine took delivery of the sixth of seven new sister vessels scheduled to enter its services to the Americas and Asia. The seventh ship will be delivered later in the year. On its maiden voyage, the Industrial Century was positioned to Albany where it loaded a 235 metric ton generator and other accessories destined for Brazil. Built in Portugal, each of these vessels is about 7,300 DWT, with a 16-knot service speed and two 200 metric ton electro-hydraulic cranes combinable for 400-ton lifts.
With a clear hatch opening of 71 meters, box shaped, adjustable tweendecks, and a self-sustaining lift capacity of 400 tons, these ships ideally suit the project and heavy lift cargoes that Intermarine specializes in. Once the vessels are fully integrated into the existing services, Intermarine will evaluate the need for additional newbuildings. These seven ships mark just another step in a continuing vessel modernization program for Intermarine services. Within a four-year period, the company will have taken delivery of 17 new multipurpose cargo ships.