Damen Shipyards has signed a contract with Belgian shipping company Fast Lines Belgium for the delivery of two Damen Combi Freighter 3850 (CF 3850). Their first purchase from Damen, Fast Lines Belgium chose the CF 3850 based on its outstanding performance as the cleanest and most economical vessel available in its class.
Prior to placing its order with Damen, Fast’s architects of transport reviewed all the options available to achieve minimal emissions in an economic manner. This included looking at alternative bio-fuels as well as the latest advances in design and efficiency. Alongside the new hull design and an efficient and economic main engine, the vessels will be fitted with Daman’s Triton Remote monitoring system, delivering real-time information on fuel consumption and carbon emissions to the shore-side team as well as the ships’ crew.
For Fast Lines Belgium, the CF 3850 presented as the best solution for small and medium-sized shipowners looking to navigate the energy transition crossroad. The CF 3850 provides the best, affordable solution, reinforced by it having the lowest EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) in the short sea cargo vessel market.
“These will be our first new-build vessels and we are confident that the Damen CF 3850 vessels will fit like a glove in the Fast Lines Belgium’s business,” says managing director Catrien Scheers. “Not only are they economical and efficient, our customers will also be able to see for themselves just how low their fuel consumption and therefore their emissions are. This will give us a valuable commercial advantage.”
“We are delighted to welcome Fast Lines Belgium into the Damen family,” added Luc Joos, Sales Manager Belgium at Damen Shipyards. “They reviewed all the options available to them in detail before opting for the CF 3850. We are confident that their new vessels will deliver the performance that they and their customers seek.”