July 4 - Royal Wagenborg's 23,000 dwt multipurpose dry cargo vessel Roerborg is scheduled for launch today at the production site of Ferus Smit Shipyards in Leer, Germany.
Two similar vessels, Reestborg and Reggeborg, have already been delivered to Wagenborg. The ships are designed with a fully open hatch box and two 60 m long holds.The ships have removable pontoon tween decks, which can also be used as separation bulkheads.
The vessels have Ice Class 1A notation and are equipped for worldwide sailing including navigation of the Saint Lawrence Seaways, Panama Canal and Suez Canal.
All of the new vessels will be suitable for carrying general cargoes, such as steel, forest products, breakbulk and bulk cargoes.
Roerborg is planned for delivery to Wagenborg in September 2014.