Built by the Korean STX yard for the Italian shipping company Ignazio Messina & C.
The world biggest ro-ro container vessel Jolly Cobalto has been today officially delivered to the Italian shipping company Ignazio Messina & C. by the Korean STX Offshore & Shipbuilding shipyard in Jinhae. The new vessel, that flies Italian flag boarding Italian crew, is starting its maiden voyage to Europe with a ro-ro cargo and is expected to start operating within the Messina regular liner services between Med ports and Red Sea and Middle Eastern destinations.
This vessel is sister vessel of the ro-ro Jolly Titanio and is part of the new series of ro-ro containership that the Korean shipyard is being building for delivery by Mid 2015. These four vessels, named Jolly Titanio, Jolly Cobalto, Jolly Vanadio and Jolly Palladio, are the second stage of a major 500 millions Usd development plan that the Genoa based shipping company is currently undertaking.
The previous four vessels had been already built by another Korean shipbuilder, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. and started operating at the beginning of 2012 within Messina Line’s services network.
M/v Jolly Cobalto is 240 metres long by 37,50 wide; with a 3.900 teu and 6.350 metres of ro-ro cargo capacity, 21.5 knots speed. It is equipped with high-tech anti pollution system such as an innovative gas cleaning system able to operate both in navigation and in port. This vessel obtained the Greenplus certification from the Italian Register, Rina.
The new ship, built by the Korean yard under the supervision of the Messina Technical office led by the chief engineer Enrico Allieri, is characterized by a great operational flexibility, granted by a total 11.5 metres draft and a ramp designed to allow boarding heavy lift cargo. Genoa, the 25th February 2015