29 March 2020






1 min

Neptune Lines Shipping and Managing Enterprises SA is a leading finished vehicle logistics provider, offering transportation and shipping solutions to manufacturers and shippers of cars and high & heavy cargoes.

During August 1996 the car carrier NEPTUNE THALASSA was introduced to the fleet. She was built in 1979 by Sasebo Heavy Industries at Sasebo, Japan as TOYO MARU No 23 with 98 m length overall. In 1989 she was lengthened to 113 metres and jumborised and traded until April 1994. She was renamed as INTRA HIGHWAY and after 2 years she was purchased by Neptune Lines and renamed NEPTUNE THALASSA.

She traded until May 2009 renamed CROSSWAY I until June 2011. In 2011 she was converted to a livestock carrier trading as USL 1 owned by Universal Shipping & Logistics, Djibouti. In 2012 she was detained at Port Said in Egypt and early 2018 she was beached at Alang, India as AETHON.

Images are while entering Valletta, Malta back to 30th November, 2007

In 2014 the latest NEPTUNE THALASSA was added to the fleet. Built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard at Ulsan in South Korea she is an eco design newbuilding that has car capacity of 3,800 units.

Images are while entering Valletta, Malta on 26th February, 2019.

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Published – Sunday 29th March, 2020

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