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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Carriers report (W21) that Pantheon Tankers has placed an order at Hyundai Heavy Industries for two tanker vessels (dwt 300,000) set to be delivred 2016 at the price of USD 96 million. The same report mentions Maran Tankers have exercised an option at Daewoo for two tanker vessels (dwt 158,000) at the price of USD 66 million. Delivery is slated for 2017.
Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) may call off plans to sell its dry bulk business division. South Korea's second biggest shipping company had invited offers for the unit in March, with Seoul-based SK Shipping and Taiwanese securities firm Yuanta said to be interested.
Goldenport Holdings Inc. the international shipping company that owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk and container vessels, announced the termination of the Sentinel Holdings Inc. (“Sentinel”) JV with Topley Corporation (“Topley”).
Lion Shipbrokers report several deals involving Greek players in the secondhand market during week 20. Clients of Avin International have been linked with a bulker acquisition while clients of Prime Marine are also reported to have moved for four tanker vessels.

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