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Changhong yard launches 250,000 dwt bulker

Changhong yard launches 250,000 dwt bulker
China’s Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard has on Wednesday launched a 250,000-dwt bulk carrier, concluding a 14-month job.

The bulker, named Houheng 6, is built with environmentally-friendly features and classed by DNV GL. The ship will be deployed to transport iron ore between China and Australia.

Following the completion of Houheng 6, Changhong currently has four other ships under construction, and has on hand eight 1,000 teu feeder boxships due to start construction in August this year.

The shipbuilder said it remains committed to focus on raising its yard technology, and it has earmarked RMB10m ($1.5m) this year for R&D purposes.