Navibulgar, Bulgaria’s largest shipping company, has placed newbuilding orders at China’s Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for the construction of up to six 31,800 dwt great lake bulk carriers.
The contracts include firm orders for four ships and options for another two.
The ships, which will meet the IMO’s NOx tier 3 regulations and 2020 regulations on sulphur emissions, are scheduled in 2021 and 2022.
“The Great Lakes bulk carriers are a relatively recent addition to our dry bulker portfolio, as a result of our continuous R&D efforts and introduction of new products. Navibulgar is a repeat customer who has taken delivery of a 45,000 dwt dry bulk carrier built by Yangzijiang and has given very positive feedback on the vessel, the construction process and the professionalism of our team. We will dedicate ourselves, as always, in building high-quality vessels, in return to our customers’ continued trust and support in Yangzijiang,” said Ren Letian, CEO of Yangzijiang.
Navibulgar currently has another five bulkers under construction at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding.