Newsletter 12/2014
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Welcome to Meriaura Newsletter!

Meriaura is currently undergoing a phase of rapid growth and development, and we expect the coming year to be an eventful one. We are happy to introduce an e-newsletter, in order to provide regular updates to our customers, partners and other stakeholders.  Our intention is to keep the mailings at a moderate level, sending only approx. 3-4 letters per year, and informing about changes in our fleet, personnel, services and other things related to our business.

We would also very much appreciate feedback from our readers. I myself quite recently started my employment with Meriaura, and I would be happy to hear your comments and suggestions on how we could develop our future service package.  You are welcome to contact either me or your familiar contact person in Meriaura.

As a busy year once again draws to a close and we are heading towards Christmas, I would on behalf of the entire Meriaura crew like to thank all our customers and partners for the cooperation, and wish you and your families a peaceful and relaxing holiday. We look forward to a new year, and to keeping up the good work together.

Sincerely,

Beppe Rosin
Commercial Manager

Aline

Strong growth in capacity for 2015

Thanks to continued successful cooperation with our long-standing customers and due to the positive fact that we managed to achieve new contracts as well, we have decided to expand our fleet for next year significantly.  Our capacity in dry bulk cargo will increase by about 30% compared to 2014. Simultaneously our fleet will undergo a regeneration, since two of our faithful old servants MV Thule and MV Nedland will be replaced with considerably younger tonnage. As of January our bulk fleet will include 16 dry bulk cargo vessels in the range of 2550 – 5200 dwcc, the combined capacity of the bulk fleet reaching 59250 dwcc (total 75000 dwcc incl. our special purpose vessels). The entire fleet will be converted to run on MGO in order to meet the SECA regulations which come into effect in 2015.

Aline and Elise, two vessels built in Holland in 2006 and 2007, joined our fleet in December. With these identical sister vessels we enter a slightly bigger segment. Having an excellent cubic/dwcc ratio, Aline and Elise are very competitive performers for low stowing cargoes.

Delfine and Capella, both dwcc 3600, will start trading for Meriaura from the beginning of January.  These 1999 built sister vessels will replace Thule and Susanne, of which Thule has left our fleet, and Susanne is employed on a long term TC-contract.

The 2001 built sister vessels Nikar G and Helen G, dwcc 2950, will provide awaited additional capacity to our smallest vessel size. Besides being useful for many of our COA cargoes these ladies are able to trade at Lake Saimaa.

Susanne by Brian Brady small

Our dry-bulk fleet 2015


DWCC
CBFT
Aline
5200
295396
Elise
5200
295396
Antonia
4500
201400
Forest
4350
215000
Norrfury
4350
215000
Wave
4350
215000
Susanne 3850 198000
Capella
3600
200000
Delfin
3600
200000
Jolie Brise
3300
188000
Adele
3000
160000
Carina
3000
160000
Helen G
2950
162175
Nikar G
2950
162175
SABINA
2600
130665
NINA
2550
130665
Polaris small

New multi-purpose roro-vessel

VG-Shipping Ltd. has signed a contract for the purchase of the multi-purpose roro-vessel ‘Polaris’. This 6500DWT vessel will be chartered and operated by Meriaura.

“The vessel will complement our fleet of special purpose vessels. Besides carrying demanding project cargo, the vessel is suitable for bulk cargo and has excellent cubic/dwcc ratio” says Jussi Mälkiä, the president of Meriaura Group. This 1A Super Ice Class vessel is 124 metres long with a beam of 20 metres. The vessel will be delivered in February-March 2015, and will concurrently be renamed.

Our fleet of special purpose vessels 2015


DWCC
CBFT
Aura
4800

Meri
4800

Polaris (TBN)
6200
396000
Wind Servant
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Meriaura Group
Linnankatu 88, 20100 Turku, Finland
tel. +358 2 2111 600
www.meriaura.fi