FSG delivers the 15th new ferry to U.N.RO-RO
For Mediterranean Istanbul-Trieste Service
April 12, 2013 - Flensburg: Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) today successfully handed over “UN ISTANBUL” (Hull No. 755) to Turkey-based operator U.N.RO-RO IŞLETMELERI A.Ş.
FSG Managing Director Peter Sierk expressed both delight and sadness when the ship was handed over to the yard’s longstanding Turkish customer. “On the one hand this is a very moving occasion for us because this ship is the fifteenth and - for the time being at least - the last ferry for our friends in Turkey”, he said. “We have worked together for many years now as trusting and cordial partners and to our mutual benefit – and that is something very special”, he added.
On the other hand however, today’s hand-over marks a watershed in the history of FSG. Thanks to the yard’s new strategic orientation, which has come at just the right time, and despite the current global overcapacity and crises currently evident in global competition, FSG has succeeded in opening up new production sectors. Outside our classical Ro-Ro business sector, FSG has generated orders which fit perfectly into its production profile. Because of this, the next new ships for delivery by the yard, some of them already being built, will be a ConRo ferry for Oceanex in Canada, two multi-functional project load ships for Rolldock in the Netherlands, two offshore seismic ships for WesternGeco in England and a RoPax ferry for CMAL in Scotland.
The ferry delivered today is 208 metres long and has space for 283 trailers and a loading capacity of 4094 lane metres. She will operate in the Mediterranean between Istanbul and Trieste.
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