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.


Dry Cargo News

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”.
Weak freight rates have driven second prices of dry bulk carriers lower and signs of a fall in newbuilding prices have started to emerge, said shipping analysts at Arctic Securities ASA in Oslo, Norway.
Rates for capesize bulk carriers on key Asian routes could hold steady or climb higher after prices jumped earlier this week on renewed chartering activity by operators including Vale and Fortescue Metals Group, brokers said.
NewLead announced today that it has entered into a time charter contract for the recently delivered Handysize vessel, the "Newlead Castellano"...




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