New Oleander Successfully Launched In China

October 15, 2018

Bermuda Container Line [BCL] announced the successful launch of the new “Oleander” in China last week.

BCL’s new container roll-on/roll-off vessel “Oleander” was constructed at Yangzijiang Shipyard in China.

After sliding down the slipway to the cheers of the many builders, the new “Oleander” was towed to the finishing dock where she will spend the next two months having the interior completed and all systems tested prior to her sea trial.

The new vessel was launched almost 28 years to the day after the launch of the current Oleander.

BCL Chairman John Wight said, “We are very pleased that the launch was a success and that the construction of the vessel has remained on schedule and on budget. We are planning a naming and christening ceremony shortly after her estimated arrival in mid-February.”

The new Oleander glides down the slipway at Yangzijiiang Shipyard in Jiangsu Province in China

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  1. Sailor says:

    Why does the stern section look different than a normal container ship

    • someone says:

      The current one can bring in small amounts of vehicles or surface cargo, but often top cargo is exposed to the elements. My guess is cargo can now be protected from the rain under the hangar looking thing better.

    • Bermuda Brew says:

      The new Oleander has a much larger area to carry Ro Ro cargo (roll-on-roll off) as this is required to carry cars, trucks, buses etc. in a enclosed garage area.

    • Stinky D. says:

      It looks like it is more space for roro

    • George says:

      It has a bigger cabin to store more ‘roll on roll off’ cargo internally.


  2. Cedar Stump says:

    Because it’s a RO/RO

  3. James says:

    More cargo coverage area to carry titty milk

    • Onion Juice says:

      So ya gonna flog this dead horse until someone else says or does something stupid?
      While ya leader is forgiven for JetGate, insted of focusing on a stupid comment Caines made, you need to address the concerns of ya disfunctional party who are DOOMED and self dustructing at its core.
      In 4 years if Caines still has his seat or if he looses it for his stupid titty milk remark, the margin will be 24-12.
      So ya party is still in trouble with or without milk.
      Nice ship though.

  4. Ralph says:

    Very cool. Would be neat if they could take care paying passengers. Believe it or not there is a market for it.

  5. stormy daniels says:

    Suprised no asked how come we couldnt get Bermudians to build that:)

  6. Real Deal says:

    I am only interested if this reduces shipping cost to the island

  7. chart says:

    Cool – pity they didn’t put a big BERMUDA on it ;)

  8. Robert says:

    Why did they go to China for this?