An order for building four 7000 cars Ro-Ro carrier powered by LNG was jointly signed by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. and NYK. The deliveries of series of car carriers that will transport vehicles are scheduled between 2022 and 2023 accordingly in Europe and the Middle East.
It is 199.90 meters in length overall, 38 meters in width with a net tonnage of 72,800.
Naples-based Grimaldi Group announced a new order signed with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (Ulsan) for six new G5 series Ro/Ro multipurpose vessels.
The investment exceeds $500m and deliveries are scheduled between the first months of 2023 and the end of 2024.
Those vessels will have a capacity of 4,700 linear meters of rolling freight, 2,500 CEU and 2,000 TEU. Compared to the previous G4-class vessels, the new units will have the same capacity for rolling freight while container capacity will double.
“The new series of Ro/Ro multipurpose G5-class ships was designed to respond even more efficiently to the demand for quality transport services on deep sea routes, reconciling the needs related to international freight traffic with that of protecting the environment” said Gianluca Grimaldi, president of the Italian shipping group.
The new units will replace older ships which will have reached an age of 25 years, and be deployed to further enhance the quality of maritime transport services offered by Grimaldi Group between North Europe and West Africa, particularly to Lagos (Nigeria).
Chinese feeder boxship operator Zhonggu Logistics has finalized orders for its recently announced newbuilding program of eighteen 4,600 TEU boxships by ordering the last eight ships at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard.
Earlier this month, the company also ordered ten 4,600 TEU ships at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding.
The order at China Merchants Jingling is made up of six firm ships and options for another two.
The vessels are scheduled for delivery between the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first half of 2024.
The newbuilding contracts will be funded by proceeds from the IPO the company completed in September last year.
Alphaliner data shows Zhonggu Logistics operates a fleet of 116 ships with a total capacity of 171,459 TEU, making it the largest domestic containerline in China.
Wuhu Changneng Logistics has announced that it has chosen New Dayang Shipbuilding in a tender process for the construction of a 59,900 DWT Supramax bulk carrier.
The vessel will be used for domestic river and coastal bulk shipping operations.
The construction of the vessel is expected to be completed in 23 months and the price is around RMB165m ($25.4m).
The vessel will be the company’s second owned vessel, adding to a 50,900 DWT bulker in its fleet.
On January 29, “He Tai Tong 3”, the 22500 DWT bulk carrier built by Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding, was successfully launched.
It is 154.89m in length overall, 23m in width and 12.6m in depth. Besides, it is economical for carrying coal, ore, bulk grains and other general cargoes in offshore areas and main ports along the coast of China.
On January 29, the naming and delivery ceremony of the first 1800TEU containership built by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for PSM was held at New Yangzi Shipbuilding.
It is 171.95m in length overall, 27.5m in width and 14.5m in depth. And it is classified into NK with main and auxiliary engines meeting the Tier-II emission standards. The boxship is equipped with a high-efficient skew rudder, lashing bridge and the open-loop scrubber system. Later, “Ever Center” is to set sail to carry goods in Southeast Asia.
On January 23, the first rail ferry built by CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited was launched from the slipway of the Longxue factory area.
This made-in-China train ferry ushered into the RoRo market globally. Hailed as a “train aircraft carrier”, it is 180m in length overall, 36.6m in width and 10m in depth. And it is designed to operate in specific routes between ports of America and Mexico Besides, the vessel allows rail cars to be loaded on upper deck and main deck and it is capable of loading and unloading 136 carriages by changing track in the ship within two hours due to relatively high double decks.
On January 20, “GALILEO GALILEI”, the 18,000m³ TSHD (Trailing suction hopper dredger) built by COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry (Dalian) Co.,Ltd. was successfully delivered.
It is an advanced TSHD in the world with 166.14m in length overall, 36m in width and 13.6m in depth at a service speed of 17.6 knots. And it is designed for the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways as well as land reclamation and coastal defense and riverbank protection.
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.