Amasus Shipping has signed a contract with Handelskade Shipsales and Bogazici Shipyard for a series of four open-top multipurpose shortsea cargo ships.


The Eems B-type vessels have been engineered in cooperation with DEKC Maritime, classed by LR, and have a length of 89.95 m.

The ships will have a single hold with a total capacity of 178,300 cu ft (5,049 cu m) and can carry wind turbine blades and other structures in an open-top condition as well as containers, bulk cargo and breakbulk cargoes.

The vessels are powered by a diesel-electric power system, according to the latest technical standards. Following a modular building principle, this configuration makes the ships ready for the use of future non-fossil fuels.

Amasus said that it expects the ships to be operational by the end of next year.