Norway´s Arriva Shipping continues its fleet renewal with an order for a Chinese dry cargo vessel.

The Jarle Matre-controlled company has agreed with the Chinese shipyard Dayang Offshore Equipment to construct one 8,500 dwt dry cargo vessel for delivery in the first half of 2025.

This will be a sister vessel of the company´s general cargo bulk carrier Nor Viking delivered in 2022, with improvements and upgrades customized for these vessels’ trade and markets.

CEO & Partner Sindre Matre notes “Long-term investment with a strong focus on reducing our carbon footprint is behind this investment. With “Nor Viking,” we achieve a 40% emission reduction, and the new vessel will have an equal or more significant reduction. We choose the most accessible and environmentally friendly technology commercially available by building a new battery hybrid vessel.”

A substantial proportion of the investment and deliveries for this vessel, including design and building supervision, will be from Norwegian and European suppliers.

“Through this investment, Arriva Shipping aims to offer our customers even better logistical solutions with a greener footprint on competitive terms”, Matre says.

Ølensvåg-based Arriva Shipping, founded in 1972 by Johannes Matre as a family-owned shipping company, owns and operates in total nine self-discharging dry cargo vessels ranging from 2,000 to 8,000 deadweight tons. The shipowner also uses hired tonnage, from 5-10 vessels, either on T/C or on a commission basis. The vessels operate mainly in Northern Europe.

CEO & Partner Sindre Matre highlights that the company´s turnover was MNOK 562 in 2022. Total freight volume amounted to approximately 4.6 million tons of bulk materials in 2022, with the vessels making 1,051 voyages to 15 different countries.

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