The Italian ship owner d'Amico group has taken delivery of the Cielo d'Italia at the Sanoyas Shipbuilding Corporation's shipyard in Mizushima. The handy-cape vessel has been described as the largest and most innovative ship in the group's 60 year history.
"Today we celebrate the delivery and naming of the largest ship in the history of our company" said Cesare d'Amico, "which further consolidates our leading position among the youngest and most innovative fleets all over the world. The extraordinary commitment to seek an even higher level of safety, environmental awareness and performance, shared with an absolutely reliable partner such as Sanoyas Shipbuilding Corporation, today allows us to deliver on the market a ship with unique features that sets new standards for the future of shipping in this segment."
The value of the order for the Cielo d'Italia and its handy-cape sister, which will be delivered in the first quarter of 2016, is in the region of $10 m and is part of a significant development plan for d'Amico, which has seen the group invest approximately $1.2 billion by ordering 38 new ships, both bulkers and tanker vessels, for the 2014-2016 period.
The 117,000 TDW ship, 245m long and 43m wide, is the result of multi-year collaboration between two prominent companies on the international shipping scene, who working very closely designed an extremely innovative ship characterized by extremely effective design particulars,respect for the environment and energy efficiency, capable of reducing consumption and emissions by 20%, compared to other ships operating in the same segment.