Chengxi Starts Sea Trials of CSL Tacoma (China)
A few days ago, Chengxi Shipyard, Jiangyin, China started sea trials for the fifth 71,900 DWT Trillium Class self-unloading vessel (SUL), which is being built for Canada Steamship Lines (CSL).
These self-unloaders measure a Seaway maximum of 225.6 by 23.8 metres, feature custom hull design for increased cargo lift, EPA Tier II compliant main engines, automated cargo-handling equipment and the latest environmental and safety systems.
Like all CSL self-unloaders, the Trillium Class ships offer exceptional value, speed, versatility and efficiency resulting in reduced on shore infrastructure and labour requirements. When combined with quick turnaround in port, these attributes make this bulk cargo handling option an effective and competitive solution that helps reduce costs with minimum environmental impact.
World Maritime News Staff, September 12, 2013