A live example of shipping a Gulf Craft Waveshuttle 56 as bulk cargo on a geared heavy lift vessel from Jebel Ali in Dubai to Chittagong in Bangladesh.
Smart Own secured a deal with China Major Bridge Engineering Company Limited (MBEC) to supply a Gulf Craft Waveshuttle 56 Lounge Version for the Padma Multipurpose Project in Bangladesh. The Waveshuttle 56, a high speed luxury water bus will serve as a transport boat for the high rank government officials of Bangladesh during site inspection visits. MBEC is the main contractor in charge of the p
So what is the difference between a ferry and a marine shuttle bus?
A ferry is usually a large-size commercial boat with a large seating capacity. It is normally equipped with economical diesel engines that are fuel efficient but very slow. A typical ferry would cruise between 14 to 16 knots fully loaded. Unless it is a cruise ship, luxury is considered secondary in ferries.