Bahamian shipowners Campbell Shipping has signed an order with Tsuji Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) in Changjiagang, Jiang Su for two 37,500 dwt double-hull log fitted bulk carriers, with an option for two more.
These ships, which will be classed by ABS and fly the Bahamas flag, will have a length overall of 179.9 metres with a 30.4 m beam, a scantling draft of 10.2 m and a service speed of 13.9 knots. Their prime movers will be MAN B&W 5S50ME-9.2 Tier II diesels.
The vessels are being built to the “Seatransporter” series design developed by Nassau-based Algoship Designers, with basic, classification and production designs produced by Smart Engineering and Design Solutions. (SEDS), an engineering firm with offices in Nassau, Bahamas and Kochi, India. Both companies are affiliates of the GTR Campbell Marine Consultants (GTRC), which will be providing project management services in the shipyard – the unique ‘dream to delivery’ business model of turnkey shipbuilding that GTRC introduced to the maritime world almost 50 years ago.
ABS and ALGOSHIP closely cooperated during the design development of the Seatransporter design including detailed full ship FEM analysis.
“We consider this an excellent fuel efficient futuristic design, complying with most up-to-date rules and regulations and meeting anticipated commercial requirements,” said Lowell Mortimer, Chairman and CEO of Campbell Shipping. “The vessels represent what the maritime industry has come to expect from GTRC: a good ship at a fair price for both buyer and seller, built to high quality standards and delivered on time.” We currently operate several ships designed by Algoship including the Trader type 30,000 DWT handysize bulk carriers designed by Algoship and built by Tsuji.