“Forty vessels, mostly 90 to 160 meters length, were delivered last year by the associated shipyards of Conoship International. By joining forces in Conoship, the shipyards were very successful in obtaining repeat orders for their multi-purpose dry cargo vessels. The vessels were presented in different variants: geared/not geared, with or without ice class, and sometimes also a bulker version.” according to the Conoship Newsletter of 1998.
“A perceivable trend in the market is the growing deadweight. Niestern Sander Shipyards joined Bijlsma Shipyard and Frisian Shipyard Welgelegen by delivering its first vessel with a breadth exceeding 16 metres. This ship was named Viscount. The three shipyards are therefore capable of building vessels wider than 16 metres.”
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