DISCOVER Magazine #7

Concordia Damen celebrates naming of innovative Sendo Liner

Published in category: Seagoing Transport

On 15th February, Concordia Damen held a celebration to mark the naming of the Sendo Liner, an innovative dry cargo vessel. Sendo Shipping in cooperation with Concordia Damen has designed a completely new vessel for the optimally efficient transportation of high cube containers between Rotterdam and Groningen, the Netherlands, and other inland terminals.

The liner, measuring 110 x 11.4 metres, has the ability to carry additional containers in its cargo hold. Also, it features an innovative ballast system which enables it to sit lower in the water to increase its available air draft when passing under the bridges it encounters on its route at full loading. In total, the Sendo Liner delivers an 8% increase in loading capacity relative to a conventional vessel of similar size.
Sendo liner

The Sendo Liner’s efficiency is not limited to increased capacity. Its dieselelectric propulsion results in very low emissions, offering a reduction in CO2 of 40% per container transported.

The future-proofing of the Sendo Liner goes beyond its sustainable credentials and increased cargo capacity, however. The design is modular, thereby providing the vessel with the versatility for fast adaptation in the future, as well as easy maintenance.

Sendo Shipping has already placed an order with Concordia Damen for the delivery of two similar vessels that are currently under construction.

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