Sunday, December 09, 2007

Vietnam starts building 4,900 automobile freighter

Work starts on nation’s largest car freighter

The Ha Long Shipbuilding has begun building a 50 million USD carrier which can carry 4,900 cars, becoming the largest automobile freighter in Viet Nam .

The ship is one of a series of eight built under a contract between the Ha Long company and Israel Raycar Carriers.

The 185.6m-long, 32.26m-wide ship was designed by Italia’s Naval Progetti and supervised by Norway ’s DNV.