On March 30, 2020, three vessels completed undocking smoothly.
Those vessels are 82000 DWT bulk carrier, 22,000 DWT Cement carrier and Ro-Ro Passenger ship respectively. The first one is 229m in length, 32.26m in width. The design draft is 12.2m and the scantling draft is 14.45m. Then, the largest cement carrier is 159.5m in length and 25.5m in width. The design draft is 9.20m and scantling draft is 9.20m at a minimum speed of 13.35 knots. The last one is 60m in length, 15m in width at a speed of 14 knots.
On March 26, 2020, the green and energy-saving automobile PCC ship, which was built by Zhenjiang Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd for SAIC Anji Logistics in the Yangtze River was completed and sailed successfully.
China Merchants Bank Financial Leasing (CMBFL) has placed an order at Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS) for the construction of two Ultramax bulk carriers.
Shipbroking sources reported that the two 61,000 DWT tier 2 vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2021. Other terms of the contract were not disclosed.
VesselsValue data shows CMBFL currently owns a diversified fleet of 116 vessels.
Greek owner Stavros Livanos-led Sun Enterprises has declared options at South Korean yard Deahan Shipbuilding for the construction of two 114,800 DWT Aframax tankers.
According to Shipbroking sources, the option was attached to the company’s order of two firm 114,800 DWT Aframax tankers at the yard in July last year.
The scrubber-fitted vessels are priced at $50m each and deliveries will start from 2021.
Sun Enterprises currently owns a fleet of 15 tankers and has another nine vessels on order including the latest contract.
On March 19th, the construction of No.5 82,000DWT bulk cargo carrier built by Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Company Limited (hereinafter called “XGSIC”) for China Development Bank Leasing was to go to sea for testing in the following 5 days.
Chinese owner Shanghai Huayuan Shipping has placed an order at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for the construction of two 53,000 DWT bulk carriers.
The construction of the ships will start in October this year and the ships will be deployed for domestic coastal shipping services. Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.
Shanghai Huayuan Shipping is the shipping unit of Jiangsu Huayuan Logistics and it mainly offers domestic coastal and river bulk shipping services. The company currently owns a fleet of six bulk carriers.
On March 14, 2020, No.3 325,000 DWT Ore Carrier launched successfully from NTS drydock with the help of a tugboat.
Chinese leasing house Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (BoComm Leasing) has officially placed orders for a total of twelve 120,000 DWT LR2 tankers at two Chinese yards for long-term charters to Shell.
The company has ordered eight tankers at Guangzhou Shipyard International and another four at Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding. The price for the LNG dual-fuel vessels is $54m each, and the vessels will all be chartered to Shell under a 15-year arrangement after delivery in 2022.
BoComm Leasing currently owns a fleet of nearly 180 vessels with another 19 on order.
Tiger Group Investments, via subsidiary Greathorse Tiger, has gone to a favoured yard, Yangzijiang in China, to order two firm LNG-fuelled 14,000 TEU ships plus six options. The firm ships start to deliver from May 2022 with the options spreading into 2023.
Belgian tanker owner Euronav has agreed to the acquisition of a resale VLCC newbuilding.
The tanker, which will be fitted with a scrubber and ballast water treatment system, is under construction at DSME in South Korea.
The purchase price for the vessel is $93m, and the vessel is due for delivery early in the first quarter of 2021. It is a sister ship of the three VLCCs acquired by Euronav last month, with all the four vessels originally ordered by South Korea’s Sinokor.