VESSEL REVIEW | Xin Ming Zhu VIII – Fast catamaran for Hong Kong commuter routes

Xin Ming Zhu VIII

Hong Kong ferry operator Sun Ferry has taken delivery of the first vessel in a new series of six fast catamaran ferries built by China’s AFAI Southern Shipyard. Xin Ming Zhu VIII (新明珠8; “New Pearl 8”) is now in operation on the Central Ferry Pier to Mui Wo and Cheung Chau commuter routes in Hong […]

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/passenger/ferry/vessel-review-xin-ming-zhu-viii-fast-catamaran-for-hong-kong-commuter-routes/

VESSEL REVIEW | Green Paranagua – Chinese 77,000DWT bulker to support South America wood pulp trade

The 77,000DWT wood pulp carrier Green Paranagua

China’s Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPDB), through its shipowning arm SPDB Financial Leasing, has taken delivery of a new bulk carrier designed and built by local shipyard COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry. Named in honour of the city in Brazil’s Parana state, Green Paranagua is the fifth unit in...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/dry-cargo/bulkers/vessel-review-green-paranagua-chinese-77000dwt-bulker-to-support-south-america-wood-pulp-trade/

Tanker News Roundup | June 19 – Chinese and Middle East gas carrier construction, UK methanol bunkering ship concept and more

An Italian operator christens a new bunkering ship as construction continues on LNG carriers for Chinese and Qatari owners. Gas carrier orders have been placed by clients in Greece and Singapore. Finally, a UK design firm unveils plans for a new methanol bunkering ship. Greece’s Prime Marine orders LCO2 carrier Greek shipowner Prime Marine has […]

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VESSEL REVIEW | Haiyang Dizhi No 17 – Chinese research vessel to perform coastal geological surveys

The research vessel Haiyang Dizhi No 17

China’s Tongfangjiang New Shipbuilding Company has completed construction of a new research vessel for operation by the Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources’ China Geological Survey sub-agency. The aptly named Haiyang Dizhi No 17 (海洋地质十七号; “Ocean Geology No 17”) was designed by Wuhan Ship Design and Research Institute in compliance with China Classification rules. The vessel […]

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VESSEL REVIEW | Shimokita Maru – Japan’s NS United places hybrid LNG-electric limestone carrier into service

The hybrid limestone carrier Shimokita Maru

Japan’s Tsuneishi Shipbuilding recently handed over a new bulk carrier to local shipowner NS United Kaiun Kaisha. Shimokita Maru replaces an older, similarly named vessel in the NS United fleet. The newer Shimokita Maru has an LOA of 93.8 metres (308 feet), a moulded beam of 18.2 metres (59.7...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/dry-cargo/bulkers/vessel-review-shimokita-maru-japans-ns-united-places-hybrid-lng-electric-limestone-carrier-into-service/

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