CMB orders two 210,000DWT Newcastlemax bulk carriers in China

Belgian owner Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has placed an order for two additional 210,000DWT Newcastlemax bulk carriers at Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Co. The order, confirmed by CMB CEO Alexander Saverys, is part of the company’s “largest ever” newbuilding program.

It is reported that the two latest additional newbuildings are an alternative order to the contract for the construction of 2+2 Newcastlemax bulk carriers that CMB signed with North Sea Shipbuilding in May this year, and the exact pricing has not yet been disclosed. The first two vessels are scheduled for August and October 2026 delivery. Together with the latest order, the number of 210,000DTW bulk carriers built by North Sea Shipbuilding for CMB has increased to 24 vessels.

This series of vessels has an overall length of 300 meters, a beam of 50 meters, a depth of 25.2 meters, a design draft of 16.1 meters, a structural draft of 18.4 meters and a speed of 14.5 knots. The vessel meets the requirements of TIER III emission standard of the International Maritime Organization and Phase III of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). And in the future, it can be equipped with two 3,000 cbm ammonia fuel tanks, realizing “zero-carbon” operation for the whole voyage.

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