18th of July, the naming and sailing ceremony was held in COSCO Guangdong shipyard, the vessel has been named “GUDALI EXPRESS”, it marks COSCO Guangdong Shipyard has complete a
series of totally 7 Livestock Carriers for Vroon.
Gudali Express is the final vessel in a newbuilding programme of seven next-generation livestock vessels carrying the Groot Cross-Bow®, constructed in Guangdong and operating under the Livestock Express banner. These vessels have a cargo capacity of approximately 4,600 sqm (around 4,000 head of cattle) and a cruising range of about 18,000 NM, sufficient for a voyage from Brazil to China and back without refuelling. They are fitted with animal-welfare facilities (ventilation/watering/feeding) exceeding Australian (AMSA) regulations, which are considered to be the world’s most stringent. The vessels also feature the Groot Cross-Bow® that results in increased animal comfort, enabling animals to be delivered in a healthy condition. An additional benefit of this design is significant fuel saving, while still maintaining a high service speed of approximately 16.75 knots in heavy weather.
Upon completion of the Christening ceremony Gudali Express left the Shipyard to commence a charter with Messrs. International Livestock Export.