The Croatian shipbuilding industry has been struggling with the situation on the world market for years, however, only good news are spreading from Croatian shipyards.
On the 29th of December the largest shipyard in Croatia ''3.Maj'' from Rijeka launched a 24,900-ton bulk carrier which was built for the Algoma Central Corporation shipping company from Canada.
This is the first in a series of five self-unloading bulk carriers for the Canadian client. The vessel is 198 metres long and 23 metres wide, whilst the keel for the ship's construction was laid by the end of 2015.
The vessel is the fourth launched bulk carrier this year which was designed for sailing the lakes. It will be equipped in the ''3.Maj'' shipyard and is expected to be delivered in May next year.
The construction of another vessel of the same series is to start after recent launching of the first bulk carrier for the Canadian client. The second one is expected to be launched also in May 2017.
Apart from the series of bulk carriers, a vessel for car transportation is being built on the neighbouring slipway which is to set sails in the summer of 2017. The ''3.Maj'' shipyard is a member of the Uljanik Group and its book of orders is full until the end of 2018.