The naming and delivery ceremony of No.88 crude oil carrier built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. for COSCO Shipping Energy Transportation Co., Ltd. was held on September 23rd.
Featuring a length overall of 333 meters and a width of 60 meters, the 319,000 DWT vessel is capable of transporting 2.2 million barrels of crude oil through the Straits of Malacca with a design draft of 20.5m. Besides, this very large crude carrier (VLCC) adopted a G-type main engine and high-efficient propeller.
The 208,000 DWT bulk carrier “CL LIUZHOU” designed and developed by Marine Design and Research Institute of China (MARIC) for CDB Leasing was named and delivered by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding on September 21.
It is 299.95m in length overall and 50m in width with 294.4m in LBP. The scantling draft is 18.4m and the service speed is 14.5 knots. This newcastlemax bulker is seaworthy, meeting the requirements of EEDI II and Tier III.
The CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE has joined CMA CGM Group’s fleet thus becoming the largest LNG-powered container ship in the world. A global leader in shipping and logistics, CMA CGM has made the symbolic choice of naming its new flagship after its founder, Jacques Saadé, a visionary and entrepreneur.
LNG, a pioneering choice aimed at preserving air quality and driving the energy transition
In November of 2017, Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, decided to equip this series of container ships with LNG-powered engines – a first in the history of shipping for Ultra Large Container Vessels. The CMA CGM Group has thereby proven its commitment towards driving forward maritime transport’s energy transition.
Today, LNG is the most advanced solution when it comes to preserving air quality. It enables a 99% reduction in sulfur dioxide and fine particle emissions, and an 85% reduction in nitrogen dioxide emissions, going well above and beyond existing regulation. LNG emits up to 20% less CO2 compared to fuel motorization.
Innovation-packed vessels, the result of 7 years of research and development from CMA CGM experts
These nine vessels are packed with innovations, the result of a long cooperation between CMA CGM’s research and development experts and industrial partners.
They feature a redesigned straight bow with an integrated bulb, a redesigned rudder, and a redesigned propeller all of which substantially improve the vessels hydrodynamics, thereby reducing energy consumption.
On September 16th, the steel-cutting ceremony of the second ice-class RoRo vessel built by Nanjing Jinling Shipyard for Finnlines, a subsidiary of Grimaldi Group, was held.
It is 238m in length, 34m in width at a service speed of 24.7 knots. It can carry 386 trailers in 13.6m with a capacity of 5800 lane meters. Besides, it is an environmental-friendly, flexible and high-efficient vessel for loading containers of various sizes on top deck and automobiles in the cargo holds and lifting decks.
Idan Ofer’s Singapore-headquartered Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has placed orders with two Chinese yards for the construction of a total of five 209,000 DWT newcastlemax bulk carriers.
The move follows the company sealing an agreement with BHP to charter five dual-fuel newcastlemaxes to the Australian miner for a period of five years.
According to VesselsValue’s new order database, EPS has ordered two vessels at New Times Shipbuilding and another three at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding. The price for the LNG dual-fuel bulk carriers is listed as $66m each.
All the vessels are scheduled to deliver during 2022, and will be used to carry iron ore between Western Australia and China.
On September 15, No.3 2350TEU containership “Chekiang” built by CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited for the China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd (NGPL) was delivered successfully from the production base in Longxue.
This series of boxship is an energy-saving and environmental-friendly vessel. It features 186m in length overall, 32.20m in width and 16.90m in depth with the design draft of 8.5m. Besides, it adopted a straight bow with a hanging rudder and ducted fan propeller.
On September 10, the 6500 CUM ethylene tanker “Kun Shun” built by Marine Design and Research Institute of China (MARIC) was successfully delivered to Nanjing Tanker Corporation from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.
With double cylindrical type C tanks, it is 113m in length overall, 18m in width. they operate up to the design pressure of 4.5 bar. The boiling point of this LNG tanker is -140 degree Celsius with cargo capacity of 6500 m3. Besides, it can carry a variety of liquefied gas and chemical gases such as ethylene, ethane, propylene, propane, and anhydrous ammonia.
The naming and closing ceremony of No.9 208,000 DWT bulk carrier was held on the morning of September 7th.
It is 299.95m in length, 25m in depth, 50m in width with the scantling draft of 18.45m. the shipowner, Pan Ocean Co., Ltd., placed an order of two vessels from the New Times Shipyard. It was constructed on September 16, 2019, completed final erection on the drydock on March 26, 2020 and launched from the shipyard on June 29.
On September 1, the signing ceremony for the construction of an 8000 DWT stainless steel chemical tanker was held in Shanghai. A letter of intent was signed between COSCO Shipping(Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Chongqing Chuandong Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. It is also the first intelligent 8000 DWT stainless steel chemical / product oil tanker. This newbuilding is 119 in length overall, 18.5m in width, 9.4m in depth with the design draft of 6.3m. It is classed into CCS under the five-starred red flag at 12.8 knots of service speed and its endurance is about 6000 n miles in accordance with rules for construction and equipment of type II ships carrying dangerous liquid chemicals in bulk.
On the morning of August 31, the 2750TEU containership “LAE CHIEF” built by CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited was named and delivered to China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd at the Longxue factory area.
This series of vessels is more environmental-friendly and energy-saving than the existing ones owned by shipowners and it can carry dry cargo containers, refrigerated containers and dangerous goods containers. Besides, it is 186m in length, 35.2m in width and 17.1m in depth with 8.5m of design draught. It is equipped with a slow-speed main engine, a controllable pitch propeller and a twisted rudder with bulb.