Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lay Up

Here is an article I found on the "Cold" laying up of Roll On / Roll Off vessels operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines. It mentions a fleet reduction of 15-20% of their fleet. This is a pretty significant number of ships for a shipping line with a fleet of 60 ships (Plus many more under subsidiaries) and servicing such a niche market. Of course that's no big surprise when the company has contracts with Mercedes and BMW among others who as we know, aren't building much these days in the way of new cars.

WWL to lay-up vessels during economic downturn

To view a down loadable list of their fleet as well as pictures of PCTC & RORO vessels click here:

1 comment:

  1. Always sad to see a good ship laid up. The last time I was in Bahamas, well before the downturn, there were a couple of passenger ships laid up there. A sad sight indeed.

    I heard later that they were subsequently scrapped in India.