October 11 - Following the successful sea trials of the first 39,000 dwt B.Delta37, Wuchang, the China Navigation Company Pte Ltd (CNCo) has confirmed an order for four additional 39,000 dwt B.Delta37 handysize bulkcarriers to be built at Chengxi Shipyard

This latest order brings the total number of Deltamarin designed vessels ordered by CNCo to sixteen. Wuchang will deliver from Chengxi at the end of October.

This order represents another significant commitment by the company to Deltamarin's energy efficient B.Delta37 design which offers lower fuel consumption, additional cargo deadweight and greater cargo cubic capacity in comparison to existing designs, CNCo claims.

The ships will be deployed in CNCo's drybulk division, Swire Bulk, and will operate on a worldwide basis.

They feature five double skin cargo holds and are designed to carry bulk cargoes, grain, coal, concentrates, logs, heavy general cargo, steel coils, steel slabs, as well as a wide variety of heavy project cargoes, says CNCo. The tank tops are specifically strengthened for heavy cargoes and four electric deck cranes are each rated at 36 tons at maximum outreach of 26 m.