September 1 - The multipurpose ro-ro vessel Grande Benin has been delivered to the Grimaldi Group (Naples).

The ship can carry 2,000 cars/vans, 2,000 line metres of rolling cargo and 800 teu. 

The height of its main decks allows the loading of heavy and out of gauge rolling equipment such as trucks, tractors, double-decker buses and large earth moving equipment. 

It will strengthen the liner services operated by Grimaldi between Northern Europe and West Africa, serving a range of ports between Benin and Angola.