Gallery: Avic Dingheng Names, Delivers Valt’s Asphalt Carrier


Image Courtesy: Avic Dingheng


China’s shipbuilder Avic Dingheng has delivered Asphalt Synergy, a 37,000 dwt asphalt carrier, to US-based transportation company Valt.

The delivery and naming ceremony for the newbuilding was held in Yangzhou on January 9, 2018.

Asphalt Synergy is a sister vessel to Asphalt Splendor, which was built at the abovementioned shipyard in 2015.

The 36,058 cbm vessel features a length of 179.9 meters and a width of 30.6 meters. Currently, its market value is USD 44.61 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.

Avic Dingheng claims the 37,000 dwt ship is the world’s largest asphalt carrier, with “excellent” insulation effect, maximum storage capacity, energy saving optimization, green and other features.

Apart from the newly delivered tanker, Valt, a joint venture between Vitol and Sargeant Marine, operates a fleet of eleven ships, according to the company’s website.

World Maritime News Staff

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