300,000DWT Bulker Joins Berge Bulk Fleet
Singapore's dry bulk shipping company Berge Bulk has taken delivery of the second and newest 300,000DWT very large ore carrier (VLOC) in China.
The new vessel, named Berge Mafadi, was delivered from the Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) yard in Guangzhou, said a press note.
With a ‘Rightship A+’ rating and an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) 20% below the baseline, she ranks amongst the most energy-efficient bulk carriers in the world.
Berge Mafadi has been designed to carry a maximum cargo lift from Port Hedland as well as South Africa and Brazil.
The vessel is named after a peak on the border of South Africa and Lesotho. At the height of 3,450m, Mafadi is the highest mountain in the nation of South Africa.
Berge Bulk has a fleet of over 40 vessels - equating to over 10 million dead-weight tonnage on the water - boasts some of the largest vessels in the world.