Tilbury welcomed Grimaldi’s newest recruit on the 4th of November the ‘GREAT LAGOS’ on her maiden Deepsea West African voyage.
Named after the city of Lagos in Nigeria, a port where the Grimaldi Group operates the largest multipurpose ro-ro terminal (PTML) in West Africa, the second “G5”-class continues the groups drive to not only enhanced the existing RORO capacity but provide a major increase in Container capacity.
The Great Lagos has a length of 250 metres, a beam of 38 metres and deadweight of 45,684 tonnes. Innovative design means she can transport 4,700 linear metres of rolling freight, 2,500 CEU (Car Equivalent Units) and 2,000 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units), when compared to the previous slightly smaller “G4”-class, the Great Lagos provides the same capacity for rolling freight while doubling container capacity. Despite her increased capacity and in line with Grimaldi Groups market leading engagement with cutting edge environmental technologies, the Great Lagos has a reduce CO2 emissions per tonne transported of up to 43% compared to other Grimaldi ro-ro multipurpose ships.
A further four sister vessels will be delivered between 2023 and 2024 and deployed on the same Northern Europe and West Africa route.
Green technology and maintains Grimaldi’s position as one of the leaders Green Shipping.
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