Canada's Hartmann Family and the CSL Group have formed a 50/50 joint venture to build and operate a 40,000DWT gravity self-unloading vessel to trade in Europe.
The new ship will be built at Chengxi Shipyard in China and is scheduled for delivery in Germany in 2020. It will service Mibau Stema Group on a long-term charter.
The joint venture represents an expansion of existing activities in Europe for both Hartmann and CSL.
Hartmann Family is the owner of a fleet of belt self-unloading ships that are chartered to Mibau Stema Group. Mibau Stema Group, a joint venture of Heidelberg Cement and Hartmann Family, is a leading supplier of exported aggregates for the construction building industry in Europe.
The Montreal-headquartered CSL Group is the largest owner and operator of self-unloading ships in the world.
The planned vessel will have a length of 190 metres. beam of 29 metres, depth of 16 metres and draught of 10.8 metres, for a deadweight of 40,000 tonnes.
She will have a speed of 14 knots and unloading capacity of 5,500 tonnes per hour.
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