Shandong-based Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, a subsidiary of Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co, Thursday reportedly delivered a very large ore carrier (VLOC) to Chinese firm Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Leasing (ICBC).
The 400,000 metric tonne (mt) capacity Ore Tianjin is designed for Brazilian metals and mining organisation Vale; it will be used to transport cargoes between Brazil and China.
“The bulk carrier can sail at a speed of 27 kilometers per hour for 25,550 nautical miles nonstop. It means the ship can sail between any two ports in the world without extra fueling,” said the company as quoted by China Daily.
The 362-meter long vessel is also fitted with a liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank, and is able to use the material as a bunker fuel.
Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry is scheduled to deliver seven more similar VLOCs to ICBC within 2018.
Photo credit: China Daily
Published: 26 March, 2018
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