A few days ago, South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has delivered the third unit in a series of six non-cellular conro vessels for the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri). The 26,000 dwt vessel, named BAHRI TABUK, was handed over after a final dry docking at Busan. The new ship is 220m long and 32.26m wide and it offers a container intake on 364 teu on deck, in addition to its roro garages. It follows the BAHRI HOFUF, delivered in April.
The ship is to join her owners’ Middle East to USEC roro, container and multipurpose service on which she replaces one of the two remaining 42,600 dwt conro vessels. These 30-year old ships will subsequently be disposed of for recycling.