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Three new coasters for logistics partners Hartel Shipping & Chartering and Hudig & Veder Chartering

As partner of the Dutch-based Hudig & Veder Group, Hartel Shipping & Chartering, has awarded Holland Shipyards Group for the delivery of three newbuild coasters of 3.800 DWT. The new vessels, designed by Conoship, measure 89,42 m by 13,20 m and will have a cargo hold capacity of 5.530 m³ and a tween deck to allow for increased project cargo capacity.


In response to an increased focus on sustainability, Hartel Shipping has opted for a diesel-electric drivetrain, allowing for running on sustainable fuels now and later on in the future. The newbuilds are propelled by two 374 bkW electro motors and have a total installed power of 749 kW. The frequency-controlled, diesel-electric power train regulates the speed of the screw on the basis of variables such as load factor, water level and navigation route, resulting in fuel saving up to 35% and significantly fewer emissions.

Further energy savings, on this already remarkably efficient design, will be realized by fitting a VentiFoil® system on the first vessel. With these sails, further efficiencies of 8% – 12% can be realized.


With these new vessels Hartel Shipping has taken significant steps toward the future. John Brobbel, CEO of Hartel Shipping & Chartering, tells: “ With the Energy Efficiency Design Index of 2025 in mind, we wanted to be prepared for the future in shipping and add more flexibility to our business. These new vessels will give us the opportunity to stay focused on what we do best, smart transportation. They will enable us to keep on delivering custom made logistic plans to our customers and to stay on top of our business”.

Designed by Conoship International the new vessels will be a welcome addition to the Vliet-fleet. Brobbel: ”The vessels have not been named yet, but the names will be in line with our existing Vliet vessels. With these three vessels we will have a complete fleet with which we can meet any logistical challenge, we are ready to embark the future”.


Hartel Shipping & Chartering is a long term partner of the Hudig & Veder Group. In over 227 years, the family-owned Hudig & Veder has grown from an agency company and ship broker into a full-service logistics service provider. All their services are now combined in the ABC-concept. A concept where different departments collaborate to create an ultimate logistical plan for customers. With a strong focus on relationships and the alignment of people, processes and technology, the concept allows all partners involved to innovate and grow. Within the Hudig & Veder Group, all teams work closely together to achieve a common goal; moving your business forward! With the addition of these new Vliet vessels, we are confident we have the perfects ‘tool’ to reach this goal.

Hartel Shipping & Chartering

As a dynamic international shipping and chartering company, Hartel provides the best solutions for all aspects of worldwide marine transportation with our skills, our know-how and our large worldwide network. Continuously seeking new opportunities, we aim to maintain and to further improve our reputation as a reliable partner. Our main focus is the chartering and operation of vessels between Continent and East Mediterranean, being able to handle BreakBulk and especially Project Cargoes. Hartel Shipping & Chartering has always provided and continues to provide excellent service on each shipment.