On December 12, 2019, 11,000DWT petrochemical ship constructed by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd. was delivered smoothly to Ocean Tankers.
Poh Soon Ong, the vice president of Ocean Tankers and Huang Rutang, director of Mawei Shipbuilding, signed the delivery receipt.
The length overall of the ABS classed vessel is 139.98m, 20.2m in width and 11.2m in depth. The speed is 13 knots and it can carry 11,000DWT goods. Furthermore, it can meet the latest conventions and environmental regulations.
The third 36,000 m3 LEG carrier is built by New Dayang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and CIMC SOE and is designed by the Marine Design and Research Institute of China (MARIC). On December 6, 2019, it was delivered successfully and it was named “GasChem Narwhal”.
CDB Leasing, the financial leasing arm of China Development Bank, has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) with New Dayang Shipbuilding for the construction of eight 63,000 DWT Ultramax bulk carriers during Marintec China in Shanghai New International Exposition Center this week.
The LOI will add to CDB’s existing order of 12 Ultramax new shipbuildings at New Dayang.
Dayang Shipbuilding, a former subsidiary yard of bankrupt Sinopacific Shipbuilding, completed a restructuring with SUMEC Group and rebranded as New Dayang Shipbuilding last November.
CDB Leasing has been expanding its fleet quickly this past year. The company also recently ordered two post-Panamax bulk carriers at CSSC Chengxi Shipyard.
The company currently owns a fleet of 63 vessels made up of 56 bulkers, three containerships, one tanker, two LNG carriers and one VLGC. It also has an order of 23 bulkers.
On November 19, Proman Stena Bulk signed a construction agreement with China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) to build two plus two 49,900 DWT methanol tankers. This represents the first deal signed by the newly-created joint venture between Swedish Stena Bulk and the Swiss-based Proman Shipping. There is a firm order of two newbuilds and the other two selected ships will have hinged on shipowners by May 19, 2020. Furthermore, those vessels are the first batch of mid-range tankers in China as well as a new type of ships powered by methanol for shipbuilding companies at home, according to Proman Stena Bulk.
Both vessels will be fitted with the latest generation of dual-fuel engines and run on methanol. So far, the vessels powered by methanol are available at over 100 ports around the world compared with alternatives such as LNG. And it is emerging as one of the most viable and cost-effective marine fuel alternatives.
On November 25, a piece of good news that 38,000 DWT H1868A, a chemical tanker, was slowly launched into Huangpu River from No. 1 building berth in the Pudong construction area. And the launching of the vessel took 33 days ahead of schedule.
H1868A is the first 38,000 DWT chemical tanker built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for the famous enterprise, ODFJELL Chemical Tankers As, a subsidiary of Odfjell Group, which transports chemicals in the whole world. This giant vessel is 182.88m in length, 32.20m in width and 17.10m in depth. Furthermore, it is equipped with 40 stainless steel cargo holds, which can carry nearly a thousand chemicals and refined oils, including petrochemicals, oleochemicals, vegetable oils and lubricants.
The delivery of a completed ship was in good condition. The construction of the main hull was poised to build sound terminals.
On the morning of November 25, the 210,000 DWT bulk carrier started to built by Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. for COSCO Shipping Bulk Co., Ltd.
This is the first of three 210,000 DWT bulk vessels under the contract between Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. and COSCO Shipping Bulk Co., Ltd. It is designed by China Ship Design & Research Center Co., Ltd. with 30m in length overall, 50m in width and 25.20m in depth. The scantling draft is 18.55m. Furthermore, the ship can sail into world-wide areas, including the main route in China-Nigeria. The design also met the Suez canal navigation rules according to the technical specifications.
On the morning of November 21, No.3 20,8000DWT bulk carrier was named and delivered to China Development Bank Leasing by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group Ltd.
In the afternoon of the same day, the naming ceremony of No.4 82,000DWT bulk carriers was held for Angelakos in Greece.
On November 20, 2019, the naming ceremony of two 49,000 DWT chemical tankers, the most state-of-art vessels, was held by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd.
Mr. Harold, CEO of Norway Shipowner ODFJELL Group, Ms. Fan Linna, Deputy General Manager in Shipping Leasing department of Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd (“Bocomm Leasing”), Mr. Wang Zhijun, Deputy director of Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration, Mr. Boris, DNV GL Area Manager South China, Mr. Rong Yao, general manager of China Shipbuilding Trading Co., Ltd and Ms. Jin Yanzi, the vice general manager and nearly hundreds of guests attended this ceremony. Weng Hongbing, assistant of the general manager presided over it.
Ms. Christine and Ms. Fan Linna, godmothers, named these two vessels as “Bow ODYSSEY” and “Bow OPTIMA” and cracked a bottle of Champagne.
As a leader in high-end marine equipment in China’s Shipbuilding industry, Chen Jun said that the construction skills of Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. Was widely praised by shipowners at home and abrad.
Mr. Harold said that the No.1 ship was delivered on August 26, and the No. 2 ship was delivered on November 1st. Those two ships contributed significantly to our shipping industry since they were launched.
The overall length of the chemical tanker is 182.88m, 32.20m in width and 11.00m in depth as well as 11.00m design draft. Furthermore, it can carry nearly one thousand kinds of chemicals and product oils. The main indicators, such as load capacity, environment, safety and fuel consumption, remained at higher levels in the world.
On November 15, 2019, the naming ceremony of two LNG-powered RoRo ships, SIEM Confucius and SIEM Aristotle, was held by Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd.
The 7500GT RoRo is a post-Panamax vessel powered by LNG. Furthermore, it is an optimized vessel on the refit of various types of automobile ro-ro ships. Besides, it is a big step for Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. to develop vessels with good quality and high added value. This giant is 199.9m long, 38m wide and 14.8m deep and the design draft is 8.65m. With a total of 13-story car decks, it can transport 7500 standard cars. Loading and unloading the cargo are achieved via internal ramp systems to various decks. The PCTC is fitted with a single propeller and the main engine is driven by dual fuels.
It is a self-developed and designed large RoRo ship driven by dual fuels in the history of China. Looking back on the construction of two ships, the builder adopts many technologies, such as in installations of stern port and ramps as well as the preparations for the trial voyage.
Brokers report Turkish owner Yasa has placed an order for two firm Suezmax tankers at Daehan in South Korea. The 158,000 DWT ships are Tier III and will be fitted with scrubbers, and come with a price tag of $61m each with delivery set for 2022.
Yasa, which operates a mixed fleet of bulk carriers and tankers, has been going through a fleet rejuvenation exercise for the last 18 months, putting most of its tonnage older than 10 years old up for sale, while ordering a swathe of new ships in Korea and China.