Japanese owner Kumiai Navigation has placed an order at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) for the construction of an 82,000 DWT bulk carrier.
According to shipbroking reports by both Intermodal and Allied Shipbroking, the vessel will be fitted with a scrubber and delivery is scheduled in 2021. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.
Kumiai Navigation also ordered a duel-fuelled VLGC at Kawasaki Heavy Industries this week. The company currently owns a fleet of 16 vessels made up of 10 bulkers and six LPG carriers, and it also has two bulk carriers and three LPG carriers on order.
The Loadstar has reported that Hyundai Merchant Marine, the largest shipping company in South Korea, will take delivery of the largest ever containership Algeciras.
It is built by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering (hereinafter referred to as Daewoo Shipbuilding). And the ship is 400m in length, carrying 23,964 TEU containers in the initial design.
On February 12, 325,000 DWT Ore carrier,“ORE YANTAI”, was successfully launched by Wuchang Shipbuilding Group for ICBC Leasing and China Merchants Energy Shipping Co., Ltd. (CMES).
The new-build vessel is 340m in length, 62m in width and 29.5m in depth and 21.4m in scantling draught. It can sail in a 25,500 nautical miles.
Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) has been awarded a contract by Eni for the charter of two newbuild LNG fueled shuttle tankers.
KNOT ordered the two 124,000 DWT Aframax shuttle tankers at DSME last week, and the total value of the contract is KRW337bn ($284m).
The vessels will operate in North Sea under time-charter contract for a maximum 10 years following delivery in mid-2022. The two tankers will adopt LNG as the primary fuel and a battery package will also be installed to save energy during DP operation.
Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) has entered into shipbuilding contracts with South Korean shipyard DSME for the construction of two 124,000 DWT Aframax tankers.
The total value of the contract is KRW337bn ($284m) and delivery is scheduled for August 2022.
KNOT, a joint venture between NYK and Knutsen, currently owns a fleet of 12 tankers with another four Suezmax tankers on order at Korean and Chinese yards.
On January 18th, the 700 TEU multi-purpose containership, “Yuan Da Fan Rong”, built by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co., Ltd. for Yuan Da Jun Sheng Shipping Co., Ltd was launched smoothly. It is 118m in length overall, 20.8m in width and 11.2m in depth and 7.2m in design draft. Futhermore, it is classified by the China Classification Society (CCS), carrying 8800 DWT goods.
On Jan 20th, 2020, the 4400HP ASD Tug, named “ZhangGang 28”, which was successfully delivered to Zhangjiagang Port Group Co., Ltd from Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard Co., Ltd.
The vessel has length of 35m, breadth of 10m, depth of 4.5m, power of 4400HP. It has capacity of pull ahead of 51.8t, pull astern of 48.9t, endurance of 1000nm and speed of 14.05kn.
At the beginning of the new year, good news has come during the process when the 62,000 DWT multi-purpose wood pulp carrier is being built by COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry. On January 17, Shipowners, Surveyors and Project Team Members are witnesses to the successful launch of No.1004. On January 18, No.1003 completed sea trial. Therefore, the two key moments have laid a good start for the following construction of this type of vessel.
On January 16, 2020, the 10th work boat named “YICK TUG 206”, which is a major construction project of "One Belt And One Road" participated by COSCO shipping bulk transportation co., Ltd., was successfully carried out launching.
On the afternoon of January 10, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. delivered H1452 “Marine Splendour” for MDM. Andreas Ploumis, the supervisor of MDM, China Shipbuilding TRADING Co., Ltd. (CSTC), Site office of ABS and newbuild representatives from Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding attended this ceremony.
It is informed that this type of vessel is the first-generation Newcastlemax bulk carrier, carrying 210,000 DWT goods. The ABS classed vessel is 299.88m in length overall, 50.00m in width and 25.20m in depth. Besides, it is sailing at a speed of 12.5 knots in various routes and it is fitted with scrubbers, meeting the latest environmental requirements, such as TIER III and HCSR.