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Xijiang Shipbuilding to build five LNG-diesel vessels

Xijiang Shipbuilding to build five LNG-diesel vessels
China's Guangxi-based CSSC Xijiang Shipbuilding has inked an order to build five LNG-diesel multipurpose dry cargo vessels for Beijing-based Dragon Logistics.

The five energy-efficient hybrid fuel newbuildings comprised of three 5,000 dwt units and two 1,600 units.

The shipyard claimed that the environmentally-friendly design of the newbuildings would allow a 20% reduction in fuel consumption compared to a conventional vessel of similar capacity.

The dual-fuel newbuildings would be deployed in China's Guangxi river, but delivery schedule was not specified.

Xijiang Shipbuilding said it has been actively promoting the sale of such LNG-diesel vessels for operations in Guangxi river in an attempt to curb air pollution from domestic seaborne transportation.