NYK takes delivery of bulker from Chinese shipyard
175,000 DWT OCEAN CRESCENT delivered April 27th.
On April 27, 2007, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) took delivery of a new 175,000 DWT bulk carrier built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. Ltd (Head Office: Shanghai, China).
This new bulk carrier is the first vessel to have been ordered by NYK from a shipyard located in China.
This ship will be co-owned by NYK and Mitsui & Co. Ltd., and for the time being, will be assigned on a voyage-by-voyage basis for the transport of specific cargo for clients around the world. NYK has ordered three more of the same type of bulk carrier from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, and has also ordered two 300,000 DWT bulk carriers and two VLCCs from Nantong Cosco KHI Engineering Co. Ltd. (one of the VLCCs was delivered on March 12).
Immediately before the delivery of the vessel, a naming ceremony was held at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding. Mr. Hiromitsu Kuramoto, a senior managing director at NYK, attended the ceremony on behalf of NYK. Ocean Crescent then embarked on its first voyage.
Shipbuilder Shanghai Waigaoqiao shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
Length Overall 289.00 meters
Breadth 45.00 meters
Draft (design) 18.10 meters
Deadweight Tonnage (DWT) approximately 175,000 tons