Two new vessels in the Neptune Lines fleet
Neptune Lines provides short sea transportation solutions to almost 20 countries and more than 30 key ports, focusing on the Mediterranean and Black Sea
Neptune Lines Shipping and Managing Enterprises announce the addition of Neptune Hellas and Neptune Horizon to its fleet, raising the number of owned ships to 15.
The vessels were built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in 2009 and 2010 respectively. They are near-sister vessels to another six Neptune Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels, constructed in the same yard in recent years.
The Neptune fleet is steadily growing in both numbers and capacity, with the new vessels having a capacity of approximately 3,800 car units each. This has been selected as an optimum size for the key activity areas of the company, i.e. 20 countries all around the Mediterranean Sea, up to the Atlantic ports of Spain and Morocco in the West and Black Sea ports in the East.
Melina Travlos, President & CEO, made the following statement: “This move is a testimony to Neptune Lines continuous investment, year after year, on the provision of excellent services to our global automotive customers, as well as good and safe work conditions for our seamen and seawomen. It marks once more the commitment to our history and values and to remaining on a path of perseverance and growth”.
Neptune Lines is a leading finished vehicle logistics provider, offering transportation and shipping solutions to manufacturers and shippers of cars and high & heavy cargoes. In 2014, it transported 905.000, an increase of 100,000 units compared to last year. The 1 million goal is expected to be reached in 2015.