On Wednesday 18th January 2016 a second asphalt carrier – Palanca Cadiz, constructed by the shipyard 3. MAJ, was delivered to the Swedish company WISBY TANKERS. This tanker was launched in the middle of April 2016.

The shipyard 3. MAJ has previously constructed for the same Swedish company two identical asphalt tankers having a length of 133 m, width of 23 m, of 15000 tonnes deadweight and having the main ship engine built in the 3. MAJ Engines and Cranes Factory in Rijeka. A specific feature of those ships – Hull no.’s 730 (Palanca Rio) and 731 (Palanca Cadiz), is that they have twelve independent cargo tanks designed for the transportation of asphalt, and are able to maintain the cargo temperature at 250°C. Tanks are resting on the ship structure and positioned by vertical supports and structural keys – positioners. Independent tanks have been formed on the slipway out of six big 3D blocks (mounting units) in total, with a mass of up to 300 t each.


Yard 732 constructed by the shipyard 3. MAJ for the Canadian company ALGOMA CENTRAL CORPORATION was launched on 29th December 2016 at 11:30 from slipway number 1. The ship, having a length of 198m, width 23 m and deadweight of 24900 tonnes, is the first of five contracted self-unloading ships for the transportation of bulk cargo.

As these vessels are intended for sailing on the Great Lakes on the border between Canada and USA, such navigation is that which actually determines their size and is the reason for this type of vessel being classified as a special category. On behalf of the Uljanik Group and the shipyard 3. Maj, the Manager of the Mounting Department of the shipyard 3. MAJ, Mr. Damir Mucić, greeted all the attendees and thanked all the engineers and workers who took part in the design and construction of the vessel for their effort and commitment. Mr. Mucić also wished the godmother of the vessel, Mrs Daniela Kovačević Pavičić, to perform her duty as godmother successfully as well as wishing the vessel calm seas.

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to outline our business. We hope that 2016 has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues and your loved ones. We look forward to working with you in the years to come.
Thank you for the trust you have placed in us and best wishes for the holidays.

Management Board of ULJANIK Group