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(From Lloyds List)
A UNIQUE ro-ro ship has been launched from Nanjing-based Jinling Shipyard which will be used to transport parts of Airbus 380s, writes Sam Chambers in Hong Kong.
The $24m, 5,200 dwt ship boasts the largest ever ro-ro watertight stern door with 22 m by 14 m dimensions. It is 154.15 m long and 24 m wide and has 6,720 sq m of cargo deck space. The ship, owned by FRE'Cetam, a subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus and Leif Hoegh, and chartered by Airbus will move A380 materials from factories in Broughton in Britain, Hamburg in Germany, Puerto Real in Spain and Saint Nazaire in France to its final assembly line in Toulouse, France.
'We feel proud to be able to build the vessel for the transportation of …