“The ship owner ordered mostly Kamsarmax bulk carriers with expected deliveries until the first half of 2017. For this year alone, we have 12 Kamsarmax in the order book and we already delivered four out of the 12 orders,” Hitoshi Kono said, president of Tsuneishi Heavy Industries Cebu.
The Philippine-based shipyard delivered one 82,000 deadweight metric ton type Kamsarmax bulk carrier, and a 58,000 deadweight metric ton type Handymax bulk carrier on June 2 and June 4 respectively, THICI said.
The Kamsarmax bulk carrier that was delivered was named M/V AOM Georgina by its buyer, a Japanese firm.
Kamsarmax is 229 meters long and 32.26 meters wide with seven cargo holds and has a service speed of 14.5knots.
THICI said it will deliver another Kamsarmax within this month. The ship type is dubbed to be “The largest vessel that can enter Port Kamsar, Guinea, West Africa”.