November 22 - The China Navigation Company (CNCo) has confirmed an order for four additional 39,000 dwt B.Delta37 handysize bulkcarriers to be built at Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co Ltd in Zhoushan, China.
Further to the news reported by HLPFI on October 11, 2013, this latest order brings the total number of Deltamarin designed vessels ordered by CNCo to 24, with 16 orders already placed at Chengxi Shipyard and eight at Ouhua.
The order represents the continuation of the collaboration between CNCo and Ouhua on several newbuilding projects, including eight 31,000 dwt S Class multipurpose vessels, intended for delivery in 2013/2014, and four 22,000 dwt Chief Class multipurpose vessels, with delivery expected in 2015.
Ouhua has already delivered five of the S Class multipurpose vessels to Swire Shipping, CNCo's liner shipping division.
All of the 24 B.Delta37 vessels will be deployed in CNCo's drybulk division, Swire Bulk, and will operate on a worldwide basis.