SMC News

SMC wins two LNG dual-fuel ropax ferries from TT-Line

SMC has been rewarded provision of technical consultancy, plan approval and site supervision services for two LNG dual-fuel ropax newbuildings by TT-Line, Germany. Construction will be carried out at China’s Jingling Shipyard.

The ferries are designed with capability of LNG and diesel dual-fuel propulsion, with capacity of 866 passengers and more than 2,400-lane meter. After delivery, they are intended to replace the company’s oldest two ferries – Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, operating in the Baltic Sea.

Currently, plan approval is under review, with on-site construction expected to start by end of 2019.

Delivery of product/chemical tanker “Elandra Willow”

SMC is pleased to report delivery of “Elandra Willow”, Hull No. 8226, which was constructed in Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd., South Korea. It is the sixth unit from the series of eight 50,000 DWT Product/Chemical Tankers ordered by Elandra Holdings Limited, Tortula (originally Vitol). S.M.C has been providing plan approval and site supervision for this project since 2017.

The vessel’s construction duration was around one year, starting from Jan 2018. Technical management of the vessel will be by Latvian Shipping Company (LSC), Riga, Latvia.

The last two vessels of the series are scheduled to be delivered throughout the next two months.

Season’s Greatings


Dear Business Partners,

In the holiday season, the team at Schulte Marine Concept takes this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to our Clients and Partners, with whom we have worked enjoyably.
We thank you for your support, and we feel privileged to work with you, we are looking forward to continued cooperation in the coming year and in the future!
We wish you and all your co-workers, families, and friends a joyful holiday season and a prosperous 2019!

From the Management of Schulte Marine Concept

S.M.C wins two rail car ferries

S.M.C has strengthened its capacity and extended its experience on vessel type diversification, as well as penetrating further into ro-ro market by securing two ro-ro rail car ferries agreement with Seacor Holdings, United States.

The 2,000-lane-metre ferries will be constructed at China’s Huangpu Wenchong Yard due in 2020. S.M.C has provided technical consultancy at early stage prior to SBC signing, and will provide plan approval and site supervision services in accordance with the project development.

The shipbuilding contract (SBC) was signed by New Orleans-based CG Railway (CGR), a 50/50 joint venture between Seacor and Genesee & Wyoming Inc. SEACOR’s ocean transportation & logistics services businesses, through SEACOR Ocean Transport, owns marine equipment operating in the U.S. coastwise trade transporting bulk liquids and dry cargo; operates vessels that support the global movement of U.S. food aid and military cargoes; and offers customers turnkey logistics and liner service solutions to move goods and materials from Florida into the Caribbean. CGR currently has two ro-ro rail ferries, each with the capacity to transport approximately 115 railcars per voyage. It operates a freight railroad providing a four-day service between the ports of Mobile, Alabama, and Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. The rail ferry offers a faster and more cost-effective alternative to the traditional land route between the southeast US and southeast Mexico, it said at the time of the JV buyout.

Steel cutting of 82k dwt bulk carrier

SMC is pleased to report steel cutting at Chengxi Shipyard (Jiangyin) Co., Ltd of Hull No. CX0812A. The third unit from the series of four 82000 DWT Bulk Carriers order by Bank of Communication Finance Leasing Co., Ltd, China.

The vessel will be classed by CCS and built to Marshall flag requirements.

Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for 26th November 2019.

Luanching of 308k dwt VLCC

SMC is pleased to report launching at DSIC, China of Hull No. T308K-3 on 28th December 2018 in the presence of the Classification (LR) and SMC Site Office personnel. This is the second unit from a series of three 308,000 DWT Crude Oil Tankers for LANDBRIDGE HOLDINGS, Hong Kong.

The vessel will be built to Hong Kong flag requirements and classed by Lloyds Register.

Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for 15th May 2019.

Launching of container vessel

SMC is pleased to report Launching Ceremony at Zhejiang East Coast Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (Yangfan Shipyard), China: of mv “Mandalay”, Hull No.CV23H BS12, the twelfth unit from the series of twelve 2,339 TEU container carriers ordered by Bernard Schulte, Germany and J.P. Morgan, US.

All vessels in the series are classed by Lloyd’s Register and will be built to Singapore flag requirements.

Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for end of May 2019.

Steel cutting of 55,600 dwt product oil/chemical tanker

SMC is pleased to report steel cutting at Chengxi Shipyard (Yangzhou) Co., Ltd of Hull No. CX5001, the first unit form the series of two 55,600 DWT Product Oil/Chemical Tankers order by Kerrison International Shipping, Hong Kong.

The vessel will be classed by LR and built to Hong Kong flag requirements.

Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for 21st February 2020.

Lauching of bulk carrier

SMC is pleased to report that launching of Hull No. TK1029 (FLORA SCHULTE) was carried out at 15:00, on 05th Dec 2018 in Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, China in the presence of representatives from SMC and Lloyd’s Register. This is the first unit from a series of 4 x GREEN DOLPHIN 38,500 DWT Bulk Carriers ordered by Bernhard Schulte GmBH, Gemany.

The vessel will be classed by LR and built to the Singapore flag requirements. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled on 15th March 2019.

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