Scotline and Royal Bodewes are pleased to announce the launch of the Scot Carrier!
After our announcement earlier this year, on 14th September 2018, Royal Bodewes launched the latest vessel from their yard in Groningen, MV Scot Carrier. The ship will be the latest and largest addition to Scotline’s exclusive fleet of vessels, once she has completed outfitting and sea trials.
It was a very enjoyable day, hosted immaculately by Royal Bodewes, giving us all a chance to celebrate with friends and colleagues. Pat, the Godmother of the vessel, performed her role perfectly and smashed the champagne first time – hopefully a good omen! Make sure to turn the sound up on the videos, as the whole ship was reverberating as the chocks were removed, building the tension before she finally falls!
The following video shows the launch from a different perspective, courtesy of Unimedien:
She is very similar to our Scot Leader, also built at Royal Bodewes – but originally for a different owner. She has been built to comply with all the latest legislation including provisions to be ready for the ballast water treatment system, when they become applicable. The Scot Carrier will have a length of 89.98 meters, a beam of 15.20 meters, a maximum sailing draft of 5.68 meters and cubics of 235,000 cbf (6650 cbm). She will be powered by a MaK engine, will be sailing under the British Flag like the rest of the Scotline fleet and classed under Lloyd’s Register. The Scot Carrier will have a hold depth of just under 9 metres as well as being container fitted and ice class 1B which is important for our Baltic customers.
Thanks to everyone who joined us on the day and who wished her well. We look forward to her final delivery and many years of faithful service.
Scotline are pleased to announce the signing of a contract with Royal Bodewes Group BV in Holland to build one 4785 DWAT Bodewes Trader, with the option of a second vessel. The vessel will the latest vessel to adopt the name Scot Carrier and will have a length of 89.98 meters, a beam of 15.20 meter and a maximum sailing draft of 5.68 meters. She will be powered by a MAK engine, will be sailing under the British Flag and classed under Lloyds Register.
The hull is expected to be launched in September 2018 and we expect the finished vessel to be delivered in November 2018. She will be fully container fitted, with Swedish ice class 1B and will be built to comply with all the latest legislation including provisions to be ready for the Ballast Water Treatment regulations.
The Scot Carrier will be the most recent acquisition to Scotline’s fleet of 8 owned vessels. In these challenging times Scotline are always looking for opportunities to enhance our fleet in order to offer our customers a reliable service. The Scot Navigator was delivered last year as the start of our efforts to renew some of our older tonnage. The Scot Carrier is being built by the same yard as – and will be similar to – the Scot Leader.
Scotline Marine Holdings are pleased to announce that we have taken full delivery of the Scot Navigator. We christened her on Friday 7th July at Scotline Terminal Medway in Rochester.
A beautiful day in Rochester welcomed the Scot Navigator and her guests, which was a great opportunity for us to get people together and celebrate. The day consisted of a traditional christening ceremony, followed by a chance for the guests to mingle and inspect the vessel.
The Champagne poised, ready to Christen the Vessel
The Crew of the Vessel with her Godmother
Fortunately for the superstitious crew, the christening went without a hitch. Glenda, the ship’s godmother, spoke to the crowd before cutting the ribbon and everyone toasted the vessel.
Thanks to everyone who joined us on Friday, it was a great day and we appreciate your support. From everyone at Scotline and beyond, we wish the Scot Navigator many years of happy trading! Contact Intrada Chartering if you have a (photogenic) cargo for the new vessel.
Details about the Scot Navigator can be found here.
Scotline hosted the 21st Scotline grand Prix on Tuesday 4th July, 2017.
Once again, everyone descended this week on Bayford Meadows Kart circuit in Sittingbourne, for the 21st annual Scotline Grand Prix. On Tuesday 4th July we got together the great & good of the timber industry and UK short sea to see who could complete the most laps of the kart circuit in a 3-hour endurance race.
The pace was a little bit slower than in previous years!
It was a perfect day for racing with warm weather and a bit of cloud. All of the regulars were present along with a couple of new faces, it promised to be an exciting race. From the green flag on, there were 2 fore runners – Tysers and TM Global – that left the pack behind and so it stayed for the remainder of the race.
With the eventual winners getting away, there were still some great battles on the track with everybody finding other drivers of similar standards to tussle with. Eventually though, it just came down to which of the 2 teams would come out victorious….
Congratulations to TM Global for eventually coming out on top, with Tysers in a close second, and a good time had by all. We hope to see you all again next year for another close and enjoyable race.
On Wednesday May 10th Scotline once again convened on Brentwood Hard Courts to compete for the prestigious Scotline tennis trophy.
Unlike last year which had sun, rain and snow, it was a nice clear day with ideal tennis – playing conditions. 24 players entered into a mixed doubles tournament with a round robin and the top 8 going into semis then a final.
The standard this year was good with a number of people showing their competitive sides. It seems there are a couple of budding Andy Murrays out there in the timber industry, with a few semi-professionals claiming to only play “once in a while”.
After the round robins and the semi finals (and some strawberries and cream), the final was contested between Julie Shotton & Magnus Lofgren vs Cindy Crancher & Pehr Eriksson.
A tough set of tennis later and the eventual winners were decided. The 2017 runners up were Cindy Crancher and Pehr Eriksson:
Leaving the eventual winners as Julie Shotton and (ex professional!) Magnus Lofgren. Congratulations to Julie and Magnus.
Scotline hopes everyone who took part enjoyed the day and we hope to see you all there again next time.
Scotline are pleased to announce the launch of the Scot Navigator from the GS Yard B.V. in Groningen. She will become the 10th vessel in the Scotline fleet.
On Wednesday the 22nd February 2017 the Scot Navigator was launched at the GS Yard B.V. in Groningen. She has a modern, efficient design which makes her the ideal acquisition for our expanding fleet, whilst being built to comply with all the latest legislation including provisions for ballast water treatment.
The Scot Navigator will have a length of 88 metres, a beam of 13.75 metres and a maximum sailing draught of 4.90 metres. This will give her a timber-fitted capacity of about 5,500 cubic metres. She will be powered by a Caterpillar engine and will be sailing under the British flag like the rest of the Scotline fleet.
We expect her to be fully operational and delivered in May 2017.
From everyone here at Scotline, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
As another year comes to an end, it’s time for celebration, reflection and a cheesy Christmas card with a ship forced into it. We hope you had a good year and look forward to seeing you again in the new year, ready and refreshed for the challenges ahead!
Scotline are pleased to welcome the Scot Leader to our fleet.
Scotline have recently added a new lady to our fleet having taken on the Scot Leader, ex-Odertal. She is similar to our Scot Trader at around 4500 DWT. She’ll be flying under the British Flag.
What the Leader brings to our fleet is not only a second vessel with a deadweight around 4500 tonnes, but equally importantly is her high cubics, holding 6,360 cubic metres in her single hold. For a full specification have a look at her details here. A full pdf can also be seen there showing more details and the particulars of her hold.
She is just completing her dry docking this week and will be ready for service soon, looking stunning in the Scotline livery and ready to work. Thanks must go to our superintendents Mark and John and everyone else involved for getting her up to such a high standard so quickly.