Jiangsu Hantong Names Conti’s Newbuild, Cuts Steel for Vulica’s Duo

Chinese shipbuilder Jiangsu Hantong Ship Heavy Industry Co. hosted a ship naming ceremony for a  64,000 DWT bulk carrier owned by German shipping company Conti.

The yard said that the bulk carrier in question bears the hull number HT 64-157, but did not disclose the new name of the ship. The newbuilding is classed by Lloyd’s Register and has just completed sea trials.

Conti Reederei ordered four 63,800dwt bulkers with options for eight more with Jiangsu Hantong in March 2014.

The newbuildings feature eco-friendly Dolphin 64 design, developed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design Institute (Sdari) in collaboration with Wärtsilä and Det Norske Veritas (DNV).

Jiangsu Names Conti's Newbuilds

Earlier this month, CONTI-Group returned to Jiangsu Hantong for three LR1 74,000 DWT tankers, the shipbuilder said.

The tankers, also designed by SDARI are slated for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2017.

CONTI-Group is one of the world’s biggest managing owners of ships with a clear focus on container vessels.

Conti’s present fleet comprises 75 carriers in service, including 34 post-panmax container vessels, of which 17 vessels fall in the 7,500 TEU + size category. The company also manages and owns tankers, bulk carriers and cruise vessels.

The shipyard said in a separate release that it has started construction of two self-unloaders ordered by Vulica Shipping Company, Ltd. in April this year. The 67,150 DWT Panamax bulkers will feature Deltamarin’s B.Delta68 SUL design.

World Maritime News Staff

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