Germany’s Flensburger Shipyard (FSG) this weekend delivered the 1,800 teu container-roro ship OCEANEX CONNAIGRA to the Canadian carrier Oceanex. The ship, ordered in December 2011 for USD 108 million, has been designed specifically for the requirements of this owner and its trade on the northeast coast of Canada. After a positioning trip from Germany to Montreal, the OCEANEX CONNAIGRA is to join her owners’ St Lawrence service network.
The ship is 210.00m long and 29.60m wide, with a gross tonnage of 26,800 GT and deadweight of 19,500 dwt. It is able to carry 10,000 mt of containerised payload on upper deck and it accommodates 2,800 trailer lane metres, as well as designated spaces for cars. Powered by two main engines of 8,400 KW each, the OCEANEX CONNAIGRA has a commercial service speed 20.0 kn. The two engines work on a single propeller.
The new ship is ice classed and designed for world-wide trades. By conventional LoLo operation the upper deck can take all relevant sizes of containers, totalling the equivalent of 940 teu. However it can also be used for RoRo cargo as the deck is accessible via a hoistable ramp.
A total of 95 trailers can be stowed on main deck and on tank top in combination with 208 cars. Additionally, the design also allows for transportation of project cargo.
The OCEANEX CONNAIGRA has been equipped with a dry exhaust gas cleaning system and thus complies with restrictive MARPOL Annex VI regulation coming into force in 2015.
The new ship is named after the Connaigre Peninsula on the south coast of the island of Newfoundland, which separates the Bay d’Espoir on the western side and Belle Bay along with Fortune Bay on the east.