Dry Cargo

Delphin Shipping Adds Super Fuel-Saver to Its Fleet

Greek ship operator Delphin Shipping has pioneered a fuel-saving supramax bulk carrier that burns 14% less fuel oil than other vessels of its class, type and size.

The vessel, Aquila, was based on a Chinese design by Shanghai Ship Research and Design Institute (SDARI), with a unique propulsion device known as a Mewis duct. The ship’s design appraisal, build and sea trials were supervised by Lloyd’s Register.

Aquila’s output has been reduced by almost 1,000 kW to 8,500 kW while its fuel consumption is significantly less than similar bulk carries, falling significantly from 29.4 tonnes to 26 tonnes at a speed of 14 knots.

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NewLead (OTC: NEWL) announced today that the "Newlead Castellano", a 2013-built dry-bulk eco-type Handysize vessel of 35,542 dwt, was delivered to NewLead's owned fleet on September 16, 2014.
Lion Shipbrokers report in week 38 that M/V "BERGE MCCLINTOCK" (179,515 dwt, blt 2012 Hanjin/S. Korea, AB, 9 HO/9 HA, MAN-B+W 6S70MC-C8) was sold to Greek buyers in the secondhand market (clients of Navios) for USD 52.5 million.
Valemaxes: the world’s largest bulkers and the most controversial ships in commercial shipping in many years may finally be used as they were intended after a deal between Cosco and Vale last week.
In the end, the answer to Brazilian miner Vale’s Chinese shipping problem turned out to be in the problem itself. For two years, Vale SA’s Valemax mega-ships – designed to cut the costs of transporting iron ore to China – have not been allowed to dock at Chinese ports, stalling the miner’s $4 billion strategy.

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