SHIP BUILDING INTERNATIONAL
In 2008 the Harwood Marine directors sensed an economic downturn in their industry, and relocated part of their operations to the Philippines, after being asked to build larger ships than were capable at the Harwood Shipyard in Australia.
This proved to be a very sensible move, having commenced building vessels whilst in the midst of the global financial crisis of 2008.
This insulated the company from the fracture of this catastrophic worldwide economic event.
The company was asked to build a large passenger ship, which was quite a unique design, because the ship also carried shipping containers and hazardous fuel cargoes.
The ship was 80 m long and had a Gross tonnage 2, 500 tons, and a passenger carrying capacity of 100.
This Ship was built on time and on budget, and secured the reputation of Harwood Marine as one of Australia’s leading commercial shipbuilders.