Blue Star Ferries hosted a formal event to celebrate the official signing of the company’s newbuilding order sealed at the end of the previous week.
‘In a central Athens hotel, the company, part of Attica Group, signed the $200 million deal with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., the world’s No.3 shipbuilder Under the terms of the deal, Daewoo will build two new fast car-passenger ferries. The South Korean shipbuilder plans to deliver the ships by the first quarter of 2012, it said in a statement. The order came as shipbuilders such as Daewoo suffer from a steep fall in new ship orders. Attica Group’s announcement of the deal also said that the ships will have overall length 145.5 meters and speed of 26 knots and the capacity to carry 2,400 passengers and 450 private vehicles or 50 freight units and 150 private vehicles.