Micro Line Systems Apply For Title XI For Ro/Ro Containerships

Micro Line Systems, Inc., 100 West 10th Street, Wilmington, Del., has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of two roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) container vessels of 2,800- deadweight-tons capacity each.

The vessels will be 213 feet long, 50 feet wide, and will have drafts of approximately 16 feet. They will have capacities for 128 twenty- foot containers. Ro/ro capability will be provided via a stern ramp, and the main decks will have a load capacity of 5 tons per square foot, providing heavy-lift capability. Eastern Shipbuilding Corporation, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is building the ships for approximately $2.7 million each.

They are scheduled for delivery in June and September 1978.

Seres Shipping, Inc., One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y., will operate the vessels as tramps in various U.S. trades, particularly between U.S. Gulf and Atlantic ports and the Caribbean. They intend to carry preference cargoes, nuclear powerplant components, refrigerated containers, and various other cargoes.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 7,  Aug 15, 1977

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