RAL ready to receive first of five new ships in June

The first of the five severely delayed ships for Royal Arctic Line, which were hit by a German shipyard bankruptcy, will be delivered from Polish Remontowa in June. Somewhat delayed, but within what can be expected, says the carrier.

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The delivery schedule for five new ships to Royal Arctic Line (RAL) has slipped, but it is still reasonable, Head of Communications Jakob Strøm tell ShippingWatch.

The five ships, the biggest combined order from the Greenland-owned carrier ever, were originally scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2015, but all the ships will now have been delivered from the Polish shipyard Remontowa by the end of the year. The deliveries will begin in June and continue throughout the next five months at a pace of roughly one ship per month.

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