China’s shipping company COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers has named its newest 62,000 dwt pulp carrier.
The naming ceremony for COSCO Jin Xiu was held at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian) shipyard on November 6, 2019.
Featuring a length of 201.8 meters and a width of 32.26 meters, the newbuild has a cargo hold capacity of about 72,500 cbm.
In March this year, COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers ordered four identical 62,000 dwt multipurpose carriers at the abovementioned yard. This is in addition to the pulp carrier quintet and trio the company ordered in 2018 and 2017, respectively.
The fleet expansion is in line with the shipowner’s strategy focused on seizing opportunities in the global pulp market.
Since the beginning of the year, the company welcomed three 62,000 dwt newbuilds, Zhong Yuan Hai Yun Jin Qu, Zhong Yuan Hai Yun Chuang and COSCO Shipping Zhuo Yue, to its fleet, according to data provided by VesselsValue.
World Maritime News Staff