Hamburg, September 19, 2019 — dship Carriers has expanded its fleet with the delivery of the second vessel in a series of four economic multi-purpose heavy lift vessels. With the new MV Keith, dship Carriers is increasing its capabilities in the multi-purpose (MPP) market. The MV Keith set sail on its maiden voyage from China to Europe via the US Gulf on September 18.
The MV Keith is part of dship Carriers’ fleet expansion program. The F-500 vessel type belongs to the new generation of economic multi-purpose heavy lift vessels, which have been specially developed to reduce fuel consumption and to increase stowage flexibility.
dship Carriers’ fleet currently consist of various multi-purpose heavy lift vessels—the largest, MV Mick and MV Keith, have a combined lifting capacity of up to 500 metric tons. With a 75-meter-long main cargo hold and adjustable tween decks, the F-500 vessel type provides various stowage options for clients’ needs. The remaining two ships are scheduled to be delivered in 2020.
“MV Keith is now on the way to its first deployment. We are pleased to welcome this vessel to our fleet, wishing the crew all the best on future voyages. With the ongoing expansion plans and the additional two ships to follow, we are strengthening our position in the multi-purpose heavy lift market. Our adaptable fleet and our engineering know-how ensure we are able to meet clients’ bespoke and complex requirements around the world,” said Lars Feller, Global Vice President of dship Carriers.