BCL orders new vessel for Bermuda service

Bermuda Container Line (BCL) has signed a contract for construction of a containership equipped with state-of-the-art technology to be used in its Bermuda service.

The LNG-ready container/RoRo vessel will be built in China’s Yangzijiang shipyard and is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2019 when it will replace the company’s existing 1990-built boxship, Oleander.

BCL, which is owned by the Hamilton, Bermuda-headquartered Neptune Group, runs a weekly freight service to the Atlantic island nation (and British Overseas Territory) from its Maher Terminal in Port Elizabeth New Jersey.

The ship under order will be equipped to carry dry and refrigerated containers, trucks, cars, other wheeled equipment and over-sized project cargo.

It will have fuel-efficient, eco-friendly main and auxiliary engines plus the capability of converting to LNG operation.

BCL’s terminal operation is located at Maher Terminal in Port Elizabeth New Jersey.

Donal Scully

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