March 25 - The China Navigation Company (CNCo) has ordered four Deltamarin-designed 39,500 dwt Bdelta handysize bulk carriers - to be built at Chengxi Shipyard, China.

The new order takes the number of Deltamarin-designed vessels on order at CNCo to 12.
The new vessel features five double skin cargo holds and is designed to carry bulk cargoes, grain, coal, concentrates, logs, heavy general cargoes, steel coils and slabs and a wide range of project cargoes.
Four electric deck cranes are mounted of the centerline, each capable of lifting 30 tons (27.7 tonnes) at a maximum outreach of 26 m. The cranes can be used in combination to pull-off lifts of up to 60 tons (54.4 tonnes).
The Bdelta ships offer lower fuel consumption, additional cargo deadweight and a greater cargo cubic capacity in comparison to existing designs. According to CNCo, the new vessels will be deployed in its drybulk division, Swire Bulk, on a worldwide basis.