On 20th January, the first 910RFEU Reefer container ship built by Chengxi Shipyard Co., Ltd. was delivered to world-renowned Dole Food Company.
It is 195 meters in length overall, 32.2 meters in width and 17 meters in depth with a design draft of 10.5 meters at a service speed of 19.5 knots. Besides, it is classified into DNV, operating in unlimited areas. And this boxship is an environmental-friendly and flexible vessel, meeting Tier III emission standards.
On January 15, Chengxi Shipyard has delivered the first self-unloading transshipment newbuilds for Germany’s largest bulk carrier owner Oldendorff with the help of the Yangzhou Maritime Safety Administration.
“ALYPSO” is 145m in length overall, 34m in width and 12m in depth. Besides, it features Azipod propulsion, a self-unloading system and two 10m eccentric cranes, unloading 2600t cargoes per hour.
On January 12, the naming and delivery ceremony of 83,500 DWT combination carriers built by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for Norwegian Shipowner Klaveness was held in New Yangzi Shipyard.
A new generation of combination carriers for transporting wet cargoes (oil, bulk, and chemicals) is hoped to offer better service and create huge economic benefits for shipowners.
In addition, The “Cleanbu” series are unique vessels both in terms of design, their unprecedented environmental performance, operational and technical efficiency.
Hubei Sanlian Logistics has announced a plan to order a total of six 5,000 DWT chemical tankers.
The total investment on the project is RMB195m ($30.1m) and construction is expected to start this year. The shipyard has not been revealed.
According to the company, the new ships will bring the company’s total chemical shipping capacity to 600,000 tons a year.
Yichang-based Hubei Sanlian Logistics mainly operates shipping and logistics services along the Yangtze River.
On January 4th, the second 7800m lane RoRo vessel was delivered by China Merchants JinLing Shipyard(Nanjing) CO., Ltd.
This Grimaldi Green 5th Generation-class (GG5G-class) vessel offers 7,800 meters for rolling goods transportation and can carry more than 500 trailers. It is the largest and the state-of-the-art RoRo vessel operated in short-sea shipping, which can carry more goods and increase operational efficiency by 100% in terms of consumption / tonne of freight transported.
It is 238m in length overall, 34m in width at the service speed of 20.8 knots. In accordance with the construction standards of RINA, it is also equipped with environmental-friendly devices.
South Korea owner Pan Ocean has confirmed an order at Samsung Heavy Industries for the construction of a large LNG carrier.
The company announced the plan to invest in an LNG carrier in December and the vessel is likely to serve a charter deal with Portuguese company Galp Energia.
The ship, which will cost KRW199bn ($183m), will be delivered in 2023.
Last month, Pan Ocean also ordered two 174,000 cum LNG carriers at Hyundai Heavy Industries for a charter deal with Shell.
Pan Ocean, which is primarily involved in the dry bulk business, currently has one 153,600 cum LNG carrier in its fleet.
On December 22, “Zhao Yuan”, the first 5000 cum Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) carrier, built by CSSC Guangxi Shipyard and Offshore Engineering CO., LTD, completed sea trials under new regulations.
It is a fully pressurized LPG carrier with a straight bow, a transom stern, single engine, single propeller and a rudder, all of which are designed in accordance with the new regulation of CCS. Besides, it is 99.9m in length overall, 16.6m in width and 8m in depth with a design draft of 5.8m and the speed can reach 13.5 knots at the loaded draft.
Wan Hai Lines is now emerging as one of the most aggressive buyers of post Panamax tonnage and are now understood to have committed a number of vessels between 6,300 – 7,000 TEU at prices that represent a significant improvement on last done.
This week saw the Taiwanese liner acquire the 6,350 TEU Hyundai New York from Eastern Pacific Shipping for $27m. The price includes the balance of an HMM charter until July 2021.
On December 16, the naming and delivery ceremony of “Nanshan Honor”, the 325,000 DWT ore carrier, built by Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Company Limited (XGSIC）for China Ore Shipping, was held.
It is 340 meters in length overall, 62 meters in width with a design draft of 21.4 meters. And this giant is classified into CCS with a service speed of 14.6 knots and a range of 25,500 nauticalmiles. The ore carrier is mainly served in China-Brazil route in accordance with Suez Canal rules.
On December 14, the naming and delivery ceremony of “Grand Wisdom”, the second 325,000 DWT VLOC, built by Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd (BSIC) for U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation, which was held in Taipei, Singapore and Qingdao simultaneously via video.
This giant is the second and the seventh 325,000DWT VLOC delivered by BSIC this month and this year respectively. Besides, it is the second one constructed by BSIC for U-Ming Marine Transport (Singapore) Private Limited, the subsidiary of U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation.