Leif Hoegh Orders Two Multipurpose Ships From Japanese Yard

Nedlloyd Inc., 5 World Trade Center, Suite 617, New York, N.Y. 10048, general agents for Leif Hoegh & Company in the USA, have announced that L.

Hoegh & Company A/S of Norway (Oslo) recently placed an order with Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan for two "Kingsize" multipurpose liner vessels, especially designed for their Round- The-World Service.

These 25,000-dwt vessels which are expected to be delivered during the first half of 1979, will have a bale cubic of 1.3 million cubic feet, including 45,000 cubic feet of reefer space and 50,000 cubic feet deeptank space for liquid bulk cargoes. Being of the lift-on/lift-off open ship type, they will have large twin hatches (length up to 80 feet), capable of handling up to 1,000 TEUS. Special emphasis is placed on the gear, which includes two Stulcken heavy derricks which can lift up to 450 tons. A number of 25-ton twin and single cranes/derricks makes these vessels extremely versatile for the export trade from the U.S. Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Coast to Indonesian (out) ports, Singapore, Karachi and the Middle East.

Hoegh has an option on two additional sisterships. This addition to their existing fleet of modern liners, presently employed in this Round-The-World Service, will increase service to the American export trade to the abovementioned areas.

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