The first conversion from a crude tanker to FSO (Floating storage and offloading) designed by Marine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC) was officially completed and delivered to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). The FSO “Hai Yang Shi You 121” was converted from Aframax crude carrier Feng Huang Zhou which was completed construction in January 2006.
The crude oil tanker “Hai Yang Shi You 121” is classed by CCS and ABS under the flag of Liberia. It can operate from 106m to 146m in the depth of sea waters and it is designed to shelter from the typhoon with a single point internal turret mooring system.
Greek owner Neda Maritime, controlled by the Lykiardopoulos family, has placed an order at South Korean yard Daehan Shipbuilding for the construction of two LR2 tankers.
Allied Shipbroking reported that the two 114,000 DWT vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2021. The price of the deal was not disclosed. VesselsValue shows the price of a newbuild 114,000 DWT LR tanker is around $47m.
Neda Maritime currently owns a fleet of 21 vessels made up of 13 bulkers and 8 tankers. It also has a VLCC newbuild under construction at Hyundai Samho.
On May 9th, the second 208,000 DWT bulk carrier “HAGEN OLDENDORFF” was successfully signed and delivered to China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. (CDB Leasing) by COSCO Shipping Industry (Yangzhou) 20 days ahead of delivery time under the contract, marking the final stages of this project.
On May 6th, Wuhu Shipyard Co., Ltd ushered in the two periods of production. The first mini general cargo ship “JSW ARJUNGAD” for JSW Steel Co., Ltd. started its trial from the shipyard at 8:28 and the 8000 DWT #3 mini bulker was successfully launched on 9:58.
On May 4, the second 87m platform supply vessel, ENAV SAGUARO, was delivered to ENAV OFFSHORE by Mawei Shipbuilding.
It is 87.25m in length overall, 18.80m in width, 7.4m in depth at a speed of 14.4 knots. Besides, it is classed into ABS under the latest design requirements, carrying 5100DWT goods.
On April 27, Dayang Offshore Equipment, subordinate to CASIC ( China aerospace science and industry corporation) successfully launched the No.1 13000DWT Chemical tanker for its customer LT Marine.
The vessel is classed under BV with 12 liquid cargo tanks and two slop tanks. It is 119.99m in molded length, 21.8m in molded width and 11.70m in molded depth.
On April 25, the first batch of 12690 TEU container ships built by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, two of which are the largest ones ever for Costamare Inc, the Greek shipping company.
On April 23, the naming and delivery ceremony of “Long May”, 210,000 DWT bulk carrier, built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., LTD. (SWS) for Foremost Group was held successfully.
“ Long May” is the first 210,000 DWT Newcastlemax bulk carrier for shipowners since the delivery of four 180,000 DWT bulkers last year. It is 299.88m in length, 50m in width and 25.2m in depth and a design draft of 16.1m, which meets the requirements of the new code TIER III and HCSR. In addition, it is registered in the ABS with scrubbers.
The signing ceremony of 325,000 DWT ore carrier ordered by SK Shipping by Dalian shipbuilding industry Co., Ltd (DSIC) was held on April 20. The “K. Iron Mountain” is the first vessel delivered since the company resumed to work this year.
The vessel is classified by the Korean Register of Shipping and Lloyd’s Register. Besides, it is 339.90m in length, 62m in width and 29.50m in depth.
April 20th, 2020, Aframax specialist Lundqvist Rederierna has returned to Sumitomo Heavy Industries in Japan. Brokers report the Finnish owner has ordered another 112,000 DWT Aframax tanker at the yard. The ship will deliver in early 2022. No price has been reported.
Last year the Scandinavian owner sold two of its oldest Aframaxes. European shipping database lists 10 tankers in the current Lundqvist fleet.