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July 18, 2012

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New order for four great ships with-ro emitted from Ignazio Messina & C. Spa

Investment of beyond three hundred million dollars. The new units will be constructed by South Korean STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co.

The shipowning society Italian Ignazio Messina & C. Spa has ordered the construction of four new portacontenitori ships ro-ro to Korean yard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. for a total investment of beyond three hundred million dollars. The signature of the agreement has happened today in the center of the shipowning company to Genoa in the course of a ceremony to which they have participated besides the president of the company of navigation, Paolo Messina, the managing directors Andrea Gais, Ignazio Messina and Stefano Messina. In representation of the Korean yards the president and CEO S.H. Shin are taken part, managing director the Shipbuilding marketing division, S.M. Kim, and Shawn Park, general Shipbuilding manager Division Marketing.

With a length of 240 meters and a width of 37,5 meters and a draught fully loaded of 11,5 meters, the new units will have a capacity of 45.000 2,900 tons and will be able to transport container teu and 6,100 linear meters of cargo to a speed of 21,5 knots, with 200 taken for container refeer. Before the four ships with-ro it is previewed in delivery to june of the 2014 and fourth to December of the same year.

The four new units will place side by side the four binoculars commissioned to the Korean yards Daewoo in 2009 ( of 16 December 2009), first two of which already they are delivered to the Messina group and are operating on the line that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Africa Orientale and South Africa. The first to enter in service has been Jolly Diamante, first step aerobic of an industrial plan that, with the new order to STX, will equip the Italian shipowning group of eight new ships ro-ro portacontainer between largest than this type never constructed and operated to the world.

Ignazio Messina & C Spa have evidenced that the new order to STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. he represents the confirmation of a new strategy of the company, entrance with force and conviction on the market of newbuilding with the main objective of a modernization and the optimization of the property fleet.

Like the first series of new constructions, also the tidy ships today entirely are planned by the technicians of the genoese shipowning group. The new with-ro are to advanced technology and equipped of the most modern systems anti-pollution, like a sophisticated and innovative system of cleansing of gases of drainage and for this first to the world obtaining from the RINA the Greenplus qualification that certifys the maximum respect of the atmosphere and are financed by the Banca Carige Group.


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