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November 26, 2019

Ferus Smit Launches Arklow Accord

Image: Ferus Smit

Image: Ferus Smit

Ireland-based coastal shipping line operator Arklow Shipping (ASL) has added Arklow Accord the bulk cargo vessel to its fleet.

Arklow Accord was successfully launched at the Ferus Smit shipyard in Westerbroek, Netherlands last week.

M.V. Arklow Accord is the second vessel in a series of 6 that will be delivered to our client from the city of Arklow, Ireland. The design is a bulk oriented general cargo ship that will be mainly employed in the shipment of wheat, corn and other bulk commodities in European waters.

The design is a slightly modified version of the first series of 8600 dwt bulkers that Ferus Smit built under the name of Arklow B – series.

The new design is adapted for iceclass 1A, with modified bow form and propulsion with a propeller nozzle added. At the same time the main engine output was decreased to 2000 kW for better fuel efficiency.

The Accord has 119.50 meters length and 14.99 meters wide. The vessel will be used for exporting wheat, corn and other bulk goods in European waters.

The official delivery of Arklow Accord will be in January 2020!

Currently the company have almost 60 vessels including Dutch division Arklow Shipping Nederland B.V.