Construction of a new type of dual fuel bulk carrier begins
On December 20, 2023, a new bulk carrier was officially started in Lianyungang Helitong Shipbuilding Heavy Industry. The ship owner is "Hong Kong New Silk Road Shipping Co., Ltd", the construction entity is "Lianyungang Helitong Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd", the contract quantity is 1+1, the cost is 28 million dollars each, the construction period is 18 months.
The vessel was designed by Shanghai Ship Design Institute, and the shipowner, with the assistance of the Design Institute and BV Classification Society, has optimized and customized the ship type and equipment selection in many aspects according to the requirements and characteristics of the target shipping market, in order to enhance its convenience and competitive advantage in actual operation;The ship is designed with a tonnage of 45,000 tons, oversized hatches and BOX hatch type, which fully meets the characteristics and requirements of the target shipping market of general cargo for loading and discharging safely and conveniently; meanwhile, the reinforced large hatch cover design possesses the characteristics and advantages of high cargo-carrying capacity and full utilization of loading space;In addition, by opting for the environmentally friendly and energy-saving new main engine, meeting the Euro III standard in advance and reserving the dual-fuel interface, the ship fully meets the carbon emission requirements of Europe and the United States at the next stage, which will lay a solid foundation for the development of Europe and the United States market after the completion of the construction of the ship.
The successful commencement of the construction of the vessel adapts to the requirements of the development of the shipping market, meets the further development plan of New Silk Road Company, and takes a solid step forward for realizing the development goal of the company. After the completion of the vessel, it will be put into the Asia - U.S. East route, when it will provide customers with better quality of maritime service guarantee for this route.