Spliethoff Orders Six Vessels from China
Amsterdam-based shipping company Spliethoff has placed an order for six multipurpose vessels at the Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., shipyard in China. The 165-meter-long, approximately 18,000 dwt vessels of this new R-Class are designed in accordance with the Polar Code for trade in remote areas such as the Arctic. With a hold length of over 100 meters and heavy lift cranes which are combinable, the vessels are engineered for operations within the specialized breakbulk market with heavy and outsized cargoes.
Greek Shipowner: First to Order G-Type Engine
MAN Diesel & Turbo’s assessment of the two-stroke market has borne fruit with a number of Greek shipowners showing concrete interest in the company’s new, G-type, ultra-long-stroke engine program. Athens-based shipowner Thenamaris has placed a surprise order for four 6G80ME-C9.2 engines to power 4 × 5,000-teu container vessels, to be built by Hyundai (HSHI) in South Korea. Specifications for the contract indicate a ship speed at NCR of 21.5 knots with a design draft of 12 m. Hull numbers S616 – S619 have already been assigned to the newbuildings with the first ship scheduled for delivery in August 2013. MAN Diesel & Turbo reports that another…
China Navigation Orders MacGregor Machinery for Four New Vessels
China Navigation Company's (CNCo) four new Chief Class 22,000dwt multi-purpose vessels ordered from Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Ouhua), on Zhoushan Island in China, will each feature three 60-ton variable frequency drive (VFD) MacGregor cranes and hydraulically-operated MacGregor hatch covers. The order was booked in the second quarter 2013 order intake. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in late 2014 and first quarter 2015 and the contract includes options for an additional 2+2 vessels. CNCo is the deep-sea ship-owning and operating arm of the Swire group of companies and is wholly-owned by the group's parent company, John Swire & Sons.
Chinese Shipyard Delivers Handysize Bulk Carrier to Greek Owners
Paragon Shipping has taken delivery of 37,293 dwt handysize bulker 'MV Prosperous Seas' from Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co. China. The newly constructed vessel has been chartered out to Cargill International S.A. (the "Charterers") for a period of 23 to 26 months at a gross daily rate of $12,125. In addition, the Charterers have the option to extend the charter period for an additional 11 to 14 months at a gross daily rate of $15,500. As a result, the Company's contracted revenue days now stand at 92% in 2012, at 68% in 2013 and at 35% in 2014 based on the latest redelivery dates. The new time charter contract is anticipated to contribute a minimum of about $8.5 million of gross revenues to the Company.
Chinese Shipyard Delivers Bulker to Paragon Shipping
Paragon Shipping Inc. announce that it has taken delivery of the M/V Precious Seas, a 37,205 dwt Handysize vessel, from the Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co. in China. The vessel has been chartered out to Cargill International S.A. for a period of 23 to 26 months at a gross daily rate of $12,125. In addition, the Charterers have the option to extend the charter period for an additional 11 to 14 months at a gross daily rate of $15,500. The new time charter contract is anticipated to contribute a minimum of about $8.5 million of gross revenues to the Company. Based on the latest redelivery dates, the Company's contracted revenue days currently stand at 94% in 2012, at 68% in 2013 and at 35% in 2014.
Paragon Takes New Vessel Delivery, Finances Two Other Builds
Paragon Shipping Inc. a global shipping transportation company specializing in drybulk cargoes, announced today that it has taken delivery of M/V Proud Seas, a 37,227 dwt Handysize vessel, from Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co. in China. In addition, the company announced today that it has entered into an agreement with HSH Nordbank AG, subject to final documentation, to partially finance its first two Ultramax drybulk newbuildings, which are expected to be delivered to the company in the second and third quarters of 2014. For each of the two Ultramax vessels, HSH Nordbank AG has agreed to finance the lower of $17.2 million or 65% of the vessels' market value upon their delivery.