May 12 - Tijuca, the latest edition to Wallenius Wilhelmsen's fleet of car and truck carrying vessels, has been named in Melbourne.
Built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering yard in Korea for owner Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tijuca is able to carry up to 8,000 cars or a combination of 3,486 cars and 466 trucks/buses. It has reinforced and moveable vehicle decks, as well as an extra wide and strong 320-ton capacity stern ramp.
The new ship will replace an older and smaller vessel in the WWL Australia service, which provides six sailings per month from Europe, including four direct from North America.
Yijuca offers increased capacity for high and heavy rolling cargoes such as agricultural, mining and construction machinery, as well as non-containerised and static cargoes such as power generation and mining equipment.