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Vertom Group launched second 7,000 DWT vessel at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards

Today, on 23 February 2023, The Vertom Group, one of the leading short sea shipping operators within Europe, announced the successful launch and christening of their latest vessel, MV Vertom Cyta.

The vessel was built at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards. She is the second of eight vessels being constructed at the yard facility in Kampen, The Netherlands. MV Vertom Cyta is named after Cyta de Jong, wife of Vertom CEO Arjan de Jong.

The MV Vertom Cyta features a diesel-electric propulsion system, which offers superior efficiency and reduced emissions, making it a more sustainable option for shipping operations. The vessel has been designed to meet the highest environmental standards, while also providing the highest levels of performance and reliability. With a length of 118.60m and breadth of 14.30m, the vessel is tailor-made for providing competitive shipping-solutions for Vertom’s clients.

The launch of the MV Vertom Cyta marks a significant milestone for Vertom, as it is their ambition to continue investing in sustainable shipping technologies and expend their fleet. The vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, providing a comfortable and safe environment for the crew during their voyages.

“We are pleased about the ongoing collaboration with Thecla Bodewes Shipyards and all suppliers, which has lately been extended to an order of eight 7,000 DWT Diesel-Electric Multi-Purpose Dry Cargo vessels. Having the second vessel, MV Vertom Cyta, launched today, is a testament to our commitment to sustainable shipping and our vision for the future of our industry. We are proud to have Cyta de Jong christen the MV Vertom Cyta and we look forward to many successful voyages ahead”, says Vertom CEO Arjan de Jong.

Thecla Bodewes, CEO of Thecla Bodewes Shipyards shares, “Our company efforts in the search for sustainable solutions towards zero emission shipping definitely sees a further continuation in these 7,000DWT vessels. The vessel’s systems are selected to be adapted at a later stage, which is a great advantage for shipowners like Vertom who wants to contribute towards the transition to a zero emission shipping sector”.

The launching ceremony was held on 23 February 2023, at the Thecla Bodewes Shipyards facility in Kampen. The christening of the vessel was performed by Cyta de Jong, who gave a lively speech and broke a bottle of champagne against the bow of the ship, as tradition dictates. The MV Vertom Cyta will be commissioned in Kampen in the coming weeks followed by sea trials in the North Sea. Delivery is scheduled for mid April.

Vertom Group

The Vertom Group is an experienced and reliable partner focused on professional maritime services concerning sea-transport. Since 1974, Vertom has built a strong track record in the Short Sea Shipping market. Their extensive international network enables them to provide tailor-made shipping solutions that match the specific needs of their clients. Vertom offers solutions for all maritime services, including port agencies and liner services. They continuously follow new market developments and apply the latest technologies to anticipate the changing needs of their clients. Vertom currently operates a modern fleet of around 100 vessels in the range 1.500 to 10.000DWT.