Neapolitan group Grimaldi adds "G5"- class multipurpose ro-ro ship to fleet

The Neapolitan group giant Grimaldi took delivery yesterday of the third “G5”- class multipurpose ro-ro vessel which was built in Hyundai Mipo Dockyard shipyard in Ulsan (South Korea).

Her name is Great Tema and like all six units belonging to the same series, she will be deployed from February 2024 between Northern Europe and West Africa.

The newbuild vessel is 250 metres long and has a deadweight of 45,684 tonnes.

Like her sister ships Great Antwerp and Great Lagos, which were delivered to the Group in April and August 2023, she will serve the ports of Amsterdam, Hamburg, Tilbury, Casablanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Freetown, Cotonou, Lagos, Tema, Takoradi, Abidjan and San Pedro.

“The entry into the fleet and the operation of ships like the Great Tema brings us ever closer to the major, primary goal of sustainable transport”, stated Gian Luca Grimaldi, president of Grimaldi Group S.p.A.

“Indeed, for years we have clearly and concretely pointed our investments in this direction: to meet our customers’ needs while further reducing the environmental impact of maritime transport”.

The G5-class ships are able to transport 4,700 linear metres of rolling freight. In comparison with the  G4-class, the new vessels have the same capacity for rolling freight while their container capacity is double.

The ship´s main engine and auxiliary diesel generators will meet the NOx levels imposed by the Tier III regulation, while the integrated propulsion system between rudder and propeller will minimize vortex losses and, consequently, optimize propulsive efficiency and reduce fuel consumption, as the company claims.