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Vulica Shipping books two bulkers at Jiangsu Hantong

Vulica Shipping books two bulkers at Jiangsu Hantong
Vulica Shipping has placed an order for two bulk carriers at China’s Jiangsu Hantong Ship Heavy Industry, with Deltamarin scoring the vessel design contract.

Jiangsu Hantong will construct the bulkers based on Deltamarin’s B.Delta68 SUL (Self-Unloading) design, for a fuel efficient and environmental friendly panamax sized self-unloading bulk carrier.

Deltamarin, subsidiary of AVIC International Maritime Holdings, said its design contract value is about EUR3m ($3.2m), and the contract period is about 10 months. The newbuildings are scheduled to be delivered before July 2017.

“Once launched the vessel will be the most efficient and modern SUL bulk carriers on a worldwide scale,” said Konstantinos Fakiolas, sales director at Deltamarin.

The current orderbook of the B.Delta family includes 121 ships, mostly of the B.Delta37 and B.Delta43 types, but also self-unloader and Laker ships. B.Delta derivatives, such as chemical tankers, are also under construction in China.

In total 40 B.Delta ships and derivates have been delivered from six different Chinese shipyards.