China Navigation confirms order for 4 eco
handysize bulkcarriers at Zhejiang Ouhua
Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

17th October 2013

On 11th October, The China Navigation Company (“CNCo”) confirmed an order for four additional 39,000dwt B.Delta 37 handysize bulkcarriers to be built at Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Ouhua), Zhoushan, China.

This latest order brings the total number of Deltamarin designed vessels ordered by CNCo to twenty including sixteen orders already placed at Chengxi Shipyard.

This order represents the continuation of the successful collaboration between CNCo and Ouhua on several newbuilding projects including 8x 31,000dwt “S Class” multipurpose vessels (delivery 2013/2014) and 4 x 22,000dwt “Chief Class” multipurpose vessels (delivery 2015).

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Ouhua has already successfully delivered 4 of the “S Class” multipurpose vessels to Swire Shipping, CNCo’s liner shipping division. The vessels in service are proving to be of high quality, demonstrating the shipbuilding capabilities of Ouhua. Tim Blackburn, China Navigation’s Managing Director commented “CNCo is very pleased to be strengthening our partnership with Ouhua and we look forward to collaborating again on the B.Delta37 project.” This order follows the successful completion of the seatrials for MV Wuchang on 29th September which was the first seatrial for Deltamarin’s innovative B.Delta37 eco handysize design. All 20 vessels will be deployed in CNCo’s drybulk division, Swire Bulk, and will operate on a worldwide basis.

About CNCo:
The China Navigation Company (CNCo) is the wholly owned, deep-sea shipowning and operating arm of the multi-national Swire group. CNCo was founded in 1872 in Shanghai and started its operations trading on China’s Yangtze river. Since then the company has expanded globally while its primary operational focus remains in the Asia-Pacific region. The Company operates a global network of multi-purpose liner services for the transportation of containerised, breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes in addition to providing drybulk and bulk logistics services.

About Swire Bulk:
CNCo’s handysize bulk division, Swire Bulk, controls and operates a balanced fleet of owned and chartered tonnage with an initial focus on Asia Pacific and plans to develop worldwide. The company aims to create value from the competitive advantage which modern, fuel efficient ship design affords.

About Ouhua:
Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. is the leading shipbuilding enterprise in Zhoushan, PRC. It was established in October, 2004. To date the company has built vessels across a range of sectors including container feeder vessels up to Panamax container vessels (5,300teu), multipurpose vessels, including heavy lift, up to 31,000dwt and bulk carriers up to 82,000dwt (Kamsarmax).

About Deltamarin:
With over 20 years of experience Deltamarin provides consulting, design and engineering services both to the marine and offshore industries worldwide. The services cover the entire field of engineering from feasibility studies up to complete construction engineering packages and operation support. The group employs around 300 designers in Finland, Poland, China and Brazil. Deltamarin is a subsidiary to AVIC International Maritime Holdings Limited. For more information visit:

The China Navigation Co.Pte.Ltd. press release