Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry has begun construction of a 31,200 DWT Equinox Class Gearless Bulk Carrier (hull no.MD152-GB-04) for Algoma.
Algoma ordered in total eight new bulk carriers from the shipbuilder, four of which are self-unloading vessels.
The keel laying ceremony for the vessel was held at Slipway No.3 in the morning of December 26th 2013.
The vessel will have the length of 225.55m, breadth moulded of 23.77m, depth moulded of 14.7m, scantling draught moulded of 9.5m, and five cargo tanks. The classification is provided by the Lloyd’s Register.
Nantong Mingde, January 3, 2014