Welcome to Meriaura Newsletter!
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.
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
Strong growth in capacity for 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.