Dry Cargo
31/5/2012

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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Rates for capesize bulk carriers on key Asian routes could hold steady or climb higher next week after surging to their highest level in more than six months on strong chartering activity from iron ore miners, including Vale and Rio Tinto, brokers said.
Paragon Shipping announced today that it recently took delivery of the M/V Gentle Seas and the M/V Peaceful Seas, two Ultramax vessels with cargo carrying capacity of approximately 63,350 dwt each, from Yangzhou Dayang Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in China.
Sentiment remained bullish in the Atlantic Panamax market with tonnage relatively tight, but there were few fresh stems on offer and trading was slow, sources said Monday.
Diana Shipping, a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Glencore Grain B.V., Rotterdam, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v “Triton”.




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