China: COSCO Dalian Shipyard Holds Naming Ceremony for 80.000 DWT Bulk Carrier DIANE

The second 80,000DWT bulk carrier N225, being built for the Greek owner Chartworld Shipping Corporation, was named DIANE by godmother Ms. Ingrid Papadakis in COSCO Dalian Shipyard. Mr. Antonis Stamos Faraklas, CEO of Chartworld Shipping Corp, Mr. Gong Libing, Party Secretary of COSCO Dalian Shipyard, and Mr. Xu Dongxiao, Executive Director of Commercial HQ of COSCO Shipyard Group, attended the Christening ceremony.

This new build 80,000DWT bulker is 229 meters long, 32.26 meters wide and 20.25 meters deep. Its sister vessel ANASTASIA K was successfully delivered to Chartworld Shipping in March this year.

COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, which is a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), is a large enterprise groups, specializing in large vessels building, marine engineering¡¯s construction and conversion, and providing with services in ship repairing and building sets. In Dalian, Nantong, Zhoushan, Guangdong Province, Shanghai, Lian Yungang and other places, COSCO Shipyard Group has large ship enterprises and ancillary services enterprises, which are leading in domestic and enjoyed higher profile in international.

Source: cosco-shipyard, September 16, 2011;

Posted on September 16, 2011