U-Ming’s new Asian Pride christened in Japan

Taiwan’s U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation welcomed its fourth ultramax series from Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding following a christening and delivery ceremony held on Friday.

The 62,466-dwt ultramax, Asian Pride, has a length of 199.98 metres, width of 32.26 metres and equipped with four 30-tonne cranes.

U-Ming highlighted that the dry bulk carrier’s design emphasises on energy-saving and carbon reduction with a streamlined hull for low resistance and anti-fouling paint, rudder bulb, pre-swirl stator and flipper fins.

Asian Pride’s carbon dioxide emission has exceeded the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) reference value by 32%, and the vessel is also installed with ballast water treatment system ahead of the ballast water regulation coming into force in September this year.

Following the delivery of Asian Pride, U-Ming has two new kamsarmax vessels under construction by Oshima Shipbuilding with deliveries scheduled by 2019.

U-Ming currently owns and operates capesizes, post-panamaxes, kamsarmaxes, panamaxes, ultramaxes, supramaxes, cement carriers, LR1 tankers, and VLCCs amounting to a total of 47 ships with a combined tonnage of 5.99m dwt.

Posted 30 June 2017

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