China Shipyard starts building a 5.280dwt bulker ordered by Universal Cargo Logistics Holding
Qingdao Hyundai Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (Qingdao, China) shipyard began construction on April 2nd of the fifth multipurpose seagoing bulker of DCV36 project of some 5280 DWT to be delivered to Universal Cargo Logistics Holding, a transportation company, Marine Engineering Bureau statement said. DCV36 project vessels were designed by Marine Engineering Bureau. As of March 31st, the Chinese Shipyard has been building 7 of 10 contracted vessels.
The lead ship"s hull (N QHS ? 301) is 85% ready and is expected to be launched this month. In 2010 the Chinese shipbuilder plans to launch 8 ships and to deliver 6 of the series to Universal Cargo Logistics Holding.
The DCV36 project ships are intended for overseas transportation of general and bulk cargoes, including 20- 40-foot ISO containers up to 9.5 feet (including refrigerated), as well as metal, grain, timber, coal, bulky and heavy cargo, dangerous goods of classes 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 and Annex B of the BC Code. The ship Ice3 class allows her operating in winter season in the Baltic and White seas. The draft of the vessel is designed for a class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) KM Ice 3 AUT1, Marine Engineering Bureau said.