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New PCTC for Grimaldi Group

New PCTC for Grimaldi Group

Naples, Italy-based Grimaldi Group today took delivery of a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) able to transport up to 4,300 cars at a ceremony held at the Uljanik Shipyards of Pula, in Croatia.

   The Grande Colonia has a length of 176 meters (577 feet), a beam of 31.1 meters (102 feet) and a speed of 20 knots. It will be used on Grimaldi Lines’ twice weekly Euro-Aegean Service linking North Europe to Portugal, Greece, Italy, Turkey and Spain.

   The delivery is part of a newbuild program that will see 33 vessels delivered to Grimaldi through 2011 to expand its short sea and deep sea liner services.