Ningbo Marine orders three bulkers

Ningbo Marine orders three bulkers

Shanghai: Ningbo Marine, the shipping arm of Zhejiang Energy, announced that the company has inked a newbuilding contract with Jinling Shipyard for the construction of three 49,500dwt bulk carriers.

The vessels, which will be used for coastal coal transport, were priced at RMB17m each.

“The three new bulk carriers will be delivered from 2017, which brings the company’s 49,500dwt bulker fleet to six vessels,” a spokesperson for the company told SinoShip News.

The company plans to dispose of ageing vessels and optimize its fleet structure with the newbuildings.

Katherine Si

Having majored in English Katherine started out at news portal ShippingChina.com where she rose to become News Editor. In 2008 she moved to work with Sam Chambers and has since held numerous positions including China correspondent for Seatrade magazine. Katherine is in touch with Chinese owners and yards on a daily basis and has had many prestigious news scoops reporting China’s fast evolving maritime scene.

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