Grimaldi Group Calls for Tighter Cargo Controls After Fires

Italian shipping company Grimaldi Group has issued a statement addressing this week's fire on board the Grimaldi Lines vehicle carrier Grande Europa in the Mediterranean, calling for more stringent controls and regulations following a spate of recent incidents in which cargo caught fire. The fire on board the roll-on/roll-off vehicle carrier Grande Europa started on May 15 … [Read more...]

Vehicle Carrier Grande Europa Hit By Fire in Mediterranean

Another Grimaldi Lines vehicle carrier has been hit by a major fire. Authorities in Spain reported Wednesday that they were called to assist the Grimaldi Lines car carrier Grande Europe which had suffered a fire approximately 25 miles south of Palma de Mallorca in the Mediterranean. Fifteen crewmembers have been evacuated from the ship by helicopter, while three vessels … [Read more...]

Knud E Hansen to Design Hybrid RoRo for Grimaldi Group

Danish naval architecture firm Knud E Hansen has been selected to design six modern roll-on/roll-off vessels for Grimaldi Group. The new vessels will have a length of 238 meters, a beam of 34 meters and a gross tonnage of 64,000 tonnes. Each will have the capacity to transport over 7,800 linear meters of rolling units, equivalent to about 500 trailers, nearly double the … [Read more...]