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Bocimar heads to China and Japan for more Capes

Bocimar heads to China and Japan for more Capes

Shanghai: Compagnie Maritime Belge group's dry bulk unit Bocimar has expanded its newbuilding programme with orders for two Capesize vessels.  The first, a 180,00dwt unit, has been ordered from Imabari (Japan) at a cost of USD 108 million, with delivery expected to take place in the course of the first quarter 2010.  The second vessel ?" 177,000 dwt ?" has been ordered from the SWS yard in China for $115.5 million with delivery scheduled for December 2008/January 2009.    

Recently Bocimar reached an agreement in principle with the Australian mining group Fortescue Metals  Group (FMG) for the transport of iron ore from Australia to China. The agreement includes the use of two  vessels, one for a period of 10 years and one for a period of 5 years, and covers the transport of approximately 30 million tons of iron ore.  [14/12/07] 

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