Milestone for Longship Group BV with two new building orders

Milestone for Longship Group BV with two new building orders

Longship Group BV has placed an order for two modern Bijlsma Trader 6,000 vessels, a multi-purpose vessel of 103,48m, DWT 6,080 and 270,000 cubic feet, at Bijlsma Shipyard, Lemmer (NL) which is part of the VEKA Shipbuilding Group. 

The first of the new ships is due to be delivered in the last quarter of 2021, the second will follow in the first quarter of 2022. It said: “This expansion of Longship’s fleet further strengthens the strong position of the company in the segment of 6,000 dwt.”

The €21m deal is a joint venture between Longship and the VMS Shipping Group, in which both companies have an equal share. 

Longship said: “Longship will be responsible for the commercial management and VMS for the technical management. The deal builds on a strong existing relationship between Longship and both the VMS Shipping Group and the VEKA Group.”

Øyvind Sivertsen, managing partner and CEO of Longship, added: “This is a milestone in Longship’s 11-year history. We are continuously looking into expansion possibilities and new technologies to ensure sustainable growth that will keep our fleet up to date and future proof.” 

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11th March 2021