Norwegian shipowner Misje Rederi has celebrated the ceremonial launch of Misje Flora, its fourth eco-friendly hybrid bulk carrier, built at Colombo Dockyard in Sri Lanka.
According to Misje Rederi, the launch, led by the company’s CEO Roald Misje, marks a move in blending conventional and eco-tech for a reduced environmental impact with a commitment to green maritime operations.
Misje Flora’s delivery signifies not only fleet expansion but also Misje Rederi’s dedication to a cleaner, more sustainable future for the maritime industry.
The bulk carrier is the fourth in a series of six eco-bulkers Colombo Dockyard is constructing for Misje Rederi. Its keel was laid in November 2022.
The 89.95m long vessel has a 5000 DWT cargo capacity, and is equipped with a hybrid energy storage battery system.
The third vessel in this class, Misje Viola, was launched in July 2023 with Misje Rederi welcoming it in October 2023.
The second vessel, Misje Verde, was delivered to the company in April 2023 with the first, Misje Vita, being delivered in 2022.
The shipowner placed an order for up to ten eco-bulk carriers in August 2020. The deal included six firm ships with an option for four additional vessels.