June 15 - On July 3, the newbuild vessel Nordana Star will be launched by the Ferus Smit shipyard in Leer, Germany.
Nordana Star is the second in a series of six vessels to be delivered to Symphony Shipping, and subsequently chartered out to Danish shipping company Nordana.
The ecobox-design vessel has an overall length of 122.5 m, a deadweight of 10,500 tonnes, and two 85-tonne capacity cranes. The new ships have a large single box-shaped hold, as well as a large loading floor area for project cargoes, complete with a moveable tweendeck.
Moreover, said the shipyard, the deckhouse is placed on the foreship for better protection of the deck cargo, and to allow oversized items to be loaded over the stern. Nordana Star can also sail in all weather conditions without main deck hatches, meaning that the vessel can carry large project cargoes without height restrictions.
The first newbuild vessel - Nordana Sky - was launched by the shipyard back in February 2015.
Nordana has also nominated Rickmers (Japan) as its general agent in the country, focusing on the project and breakbulk market in Japan with the company's current fleet of 25 heavy lift multipurpose vessels.
Nordana Star in Leer.