Dubai: In the same week that Noah Ship Management was launched in the UAE, another Dubai firm, Drydocks World, has entered the livestock carrier conversion sector with a $60m groundbreaking order from Saudi Arabian company Hamood Al Ali Al Khalaf Trading and Transportation Est. ??The contract is to convert a 2,300 teu container ship into a livestock carrier. Utilising 5,500 tonnes of steel and incorporating specially pre-fabricated pens with total area of about 25,000sqm, the Awassi Express will be equipped to safely, comfortably and humanely transport livestock in conditions far exceeding the minimum safety and animal welfare requirements stipulated by AMSA Australia and other World Maritime Safety Authorities.??The livestock carrier is designed by Denmark-based firm Corral Line, and will be converted at Drydocks World's Pertama yard in Batam, Indonesia. [14/05/10]
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