Naming ceremony for the Great Casablanca

On 25 April, just a few days after the delivery of her sister ship Great Abidjan, another ceremony was held at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd shipyard in Ulsan (South Korea) for the naming of the Great Casablanca.

She is the fifth of six multipurpose ro-ro vessels belonging to the innovative "G5" class: these new ships are able to transport 4,700 linear metres of rolling freight, 2,500 CEU (Car Equivalent Units) and 2,000 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units). Compared to the previous G4-class, they have the same capacity for rolling freight while their container capacity is double. In addition, the G5 class enables a reduction of CO2 emissions per tonne transported of up to 43% compared to other Grimaldi multipurpose con-ro ships.

As proof of the relationship of mutual esteem between Grimaldi and its most loyal customers, the Group chose an important commercial partner in the transport of vehicles and containers from the Mediterranean to West Africa and the Middle East to be the Sponsor of the Great Casablanca – namely, William Paninforni, owner of Société Nouvelle Uniport. Also in attendance at the naming ceremony were Grimaldi Group Deep Sea Commercial & Operations Director Guido Grimaldi as well as other representatives from the Italian shipping company and from the South Korean shipyard.