Yangzijiang Shipbuilding said Thursday it entered new order contracts from Bulgarian shipping company Navigation Maritime Bulgare to build six 31,800DWT Great Lakes bulk carriers.
Four of the orders are set to be delivered in 2021-2022, with Navigation Maritime Bulgare having the right to exercise the orders for the remaining two vessels, the Chinese shipbuilder said in a filing to SGX.
“The Great Lakes bulk carriers is a relatively recent addition to our dry bulker portfolio, as a result of our continuous R&D efforts and introduction of new products,” Ren Letian, CEO of Yangzijiang, said in the statement. “Navibulgar is a repeat customer who has taken delivery of a 45,000DWT dry bulk carrier built by Yangzijiang and has given very positive feedback on the vessel.”
The vessels will meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) NOx Tier III regulations and the IMO 2020 regulations on sulphur emissions, Yangzijiang said.