Wallenius Wilhelmsen confirms order for new ‘Shaper Class’ vessels

Wallenius Wilhelmsen confirms order for new ‘Shaper Class’ vessels

Automotive Purchasing and Supply Chain — 2023-10-27

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen signed shipbuilding contract with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard Co., Ltd for four newbuilds, plus options for an additional eight vessels on 24 October 2023. The four vessels will be delivered from mid-2026 and onwards.

Earlier on 15 August 2023, the company had signed a letter of intent with the shipbuilder for delivery of four 9,350 CEU methanol-capable and ammonia-ready vessels.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen will be transformational in its efforts to combat climate change. All new investments shall contribute to the net-zero agenda. As a result, the vessel class will be named “The Shaper Class,” showing the company’s commitment to this ambition.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen is the world’s largest RoRo vessel operator and has set a strategy to maintain a fleet of 125-135 vessels. New vessels are an integral part of the fleet strategy, and the key to accelerating the journey towards net-zero emissions.