Carisbrooke Shipping signs major shipbuilding contract with Thecla Bodewes Shipyards for a diesel-electric vessel

Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd, a well-established family owned shipowner & manager and Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, a leading Netherlands shipbuilder, are pleased to announce the signing of a major shipbuilding contract, marking a milestone in the growth and expansion of both companies as they embark on a joint journey to further expand the successful diesel-electric multipurpose dry cargo vessel series.

The contract signing ceremony took place in the beginning of September 2023, bringing together key representatives from both parties, including Mrs. Thecla Bodewes, CEO of Thecla Bodewes Shipyards and Mrs. Helen Tveitan, CEO of Carisbrooke Shipping. The partnership between Thecla Bodewes Shipyards and Carisbrooke Shipping represents a shared commitment to innovation, sustainability and the advancement of maritime transportation.

The construction of the Labrax 7,280dwt multipurpose dry cargo vessel represents a significant investment by Carisbrooke Shipping in the renewal of our fleet, which will play a critical role in enhancing our global shipping operations.

The diesel-electric propulsion system on board the Labrax 7,280dwt vessel, in combination with the advanced power-management system minimizes energy losses, reduces overall fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions. The result has already been proven in the performance of the first two newbuilds of the series. In addition, the installed propulsion power is considerably lower compared to ships of equal cargo capacity and with conventional propulsion.

The 118.60m Labrax vessel for Carisbrooke Shipping is planned to be delivered in 2026.