Ro-ro carrier Sallaum Lines held a steel-cutting ceremony at Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding’s shipyard in Fuzhou, China, for the first ship in its Ocean Class series of vessels. 


The first vessel in the series will be named Ocean Explorer. It will boast a capacity of 7,500 ceu and utilise dual-fuel LNG technology. With a length of over 200 m, 38 m in width, and a depth of 15 m, the vessel will also have a higher ramp and deck capacity, expanding the range of cargo that can be loaded. 

The dual-fuel LNG design, developed in collaboration with the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design And Research Institute (SDARI), enables the Ocean Class vessels to utilise LNG, marine gas oil (MGO), and very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO).

Ocean Explorer is set for delivery in late 2025.