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Navibulgar in for more Chinese handy newbuilds

Fast expanding Bulgarian owner Navibulgar has contracted four firm and two option 45,000 dwt bulkers at China’s Yangzijiang shipyard.

Navibulgar has opted for its favoured designers for the order, going for Bluetech’s 45 handymax design.

The ships will have a length of 190 m, maximum draught of 10.8 m, a large hold volume for its class and an ice class 1C.

“Bluetech bulk carrier designs have the largest hold volume and deadweight and lowest fuel consumption in their class, making them the most eco-friendly on the market,” the Finnish designer said in a release today.

The designs are marketed worldwide by Clarksons Platou.

At the start of August, Splash reported on Navibulgar ordering four 42,000 dwt bulkers at Chengxi Shipyard, also opting for Bluetech designs.

Navibulgar is Bulgaria’s leading shipowner with its history dating back to 1889. Its fleet today stands at more than 30 vessels.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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