Bore’s new buildings will be time chartered by Mann Lines

Bore and Mann Lines have signed an agreement – the two new buildings will be time chartered for a period of 5 + 5 years starting 2011.

The two new building from Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG in Germany, being part of the active fleet renewal program at Bore, has now been chartered to Mann Lines Ltd, who already commission MV Estraden since 1999 and MV Borden since beginning of 2008. The two RoRo vessels will be delivered in May and August 2011 respectively and will have an initial capacity of 2900 lane meters each. The vessels can have both double-stacked containers on mafis on all decks and be equipped with hoistable car decks. The overall length of each vessel is 195 meters and the breadth is 26 meters, the design draft is 7.05 meters and the design deadweight is abt 13.025 tons. Senior Executive Vice President Thomas Franck from Bore says; “Mann Lines represents for us a long-term customer relationship and we are pleased that this cooperation will continue long into the future. At Bore, we are ready to take steps towards intensified customer service – with these new RoFlex vessels we believe the requirements of Mann Lines will be met”. Mann Lines Chairman Allan Binks comments: “the design of the Bore Roflex vessels will provide us with the flexibility to carry a wide range and mix of cargoes and with lower bunker consumption.”

For more information, please contact Thomas Franck, Senior Executive Vice President Bore, tel. + 358 40 564 7429 Allan Binks, Chairman Mann Lines, tel. + 44 1255 245 201

Bore is the shipping business area of Rettig Group Ltd with a fleet of 22 vessels. In 2007, the turnover reached some EUR 75 million, capital employed EUR 250 million and the number of employees 450.

Rettig Group is a Finnish family owned company focusing on three core business areas: Rettig ICC (hydronic and electrical heating, indoor climate regulation), Bore (shipping) and Tarkala (real estate development and rental). In 2007, the turnover amounted to some EUR 700 million and the number of personnel to 4,000. Mann Lines Limited: Mann Lines and its sister companies within the privately-owned Mann Group provide liner ro-ro and container vessel services, ships agency, stevedoring, chilled and ambient warehousing, forwarding, chilled and ambient distribution and European express freight. Mann Lines operates ro-ro cargo services between UK, Benelux, Germany, Estonia and Finland, and container vessels between North Continent and Kaliningrad, and St Petersburg, Russia. Cargo throughput in 2006 was approximately 500,000 tonnes ro-ro cargo and 75,000 TEU containers.