Seatrade’s newbuilding and projects team is equipped to supervise the entire newbuilding and conversion process in way of:
- Conceptual ship design
- Liaison with yards and classification societies
- Technical specification
- Contract negotiations
- Plan approval
- Construction supervision on site
- Sea trials
- Delivery and guarantee claims
Our experience ranges from dry bulk and container vessels to reefers and extensive vessel conversion works.
The team is constantly involved in the design, planning and supervision of conversions and newbuildings for the Seatrade Shipmanagement Group and its partners. From the start in 1951 until today, approximately 90 ships were built or converted under Seatrade’s care and responsibility at ship yards in Japan,China, Italy, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Poland and Bulgaria.
The last project involved the lengthening of the Pacific Reefer and Atlantic Reefer with two container holds. The objective of the extension was to create a “hybrid” reefer ship with large cargo flexibility and reduction in emissions and fuel costs.
In 2014, the newbuilding of a series of specialized reefer container vessels kicked off in China.