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Newbuilding program takes the next step with the launch of Ecomar

On the early morning of January 18th, the third 5,350 dwt plug-in hybrid vessel, Ecomar, was launched at Chowgule Shipyard. The outfitting, including the final painting, will continue at the outfitting quay. The launch of Ecomar paves the way for the final block assembly of the fourth vessel, Aquamar. The hull blocks of the vessel will be moved to the slipway for final assembly in the coming weeks.

“Demand for this vessel type from both existing and new clients has been high and we are eagerly waiting for the next vessels to enter service”, says Commercial Director Frida Rowland.

Currently, the shipyard has seven vessels under construction in different stages. The construction of the eighth vessel in the series commenced on December 29th with the steel-cutting ceremony.

Ecomar is expected to be delivered during the second quarter of this year. The order consists of twelve vessels, with the last delivery expected in the second quarter of 2026.

You can find more information about the vessels here.

For more information, please contact:
Mikki Koskinen
Managing Director, ESL Shipping Ltd
Chairman of the Board, AtoB@C Shipping AB
mob. +358 50 351 7791,

Frida Rowland
Commercial Director, AtoB@C Shipping & ESL Shipping
mob. +46 70 817 3620,

About AtoB@C Shipping
AtoB@C Shipping is an innovative shortsea operator transporting bulk and breakbulk cargoes for industrial clients. Our success is based on operational excellence and long-term client contracts which form the backbone of our operations. We operate a fleet of modern, well-maintained, multipurpose vessels in 4,000-6,000 dwt segments. Our whole fleet is ice-classed ensuring our ability to secure product and raw material transportation for our industrial clients all year around, even in difficult weather conditions. AtoB@C Shipping was founded in 2000 and has been part of ESL Shipping since 2018. Together the group has over 40 vessels with cargo capacity ranging from 4,000 to 56,000 dwt.

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