Lomar Takes Delivery of 64,000 DWT Bulker

China-based COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co. has delivered a 64,000 DWT bulk carrier named Queen Cuki to its European buyer, Lomar Shipping.

The vessel measures 199.90 meters in LOA (length of all), 32.26 meters in breadth and 18.5 meters in depth.

In February 2012 Lomar signed an order with COSCO Group in China for up to six ‘Ultramax’ bulk carriers.

Scheduled for delivery starting from early 2014, the ‘Dolphin’ 64,000 dwt vessels have been designed by Chinese design institute SDARI (Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute).

The Ultramax bulk carriers have been designed to carry up to 11% more cargo than conventional Supramaxes whilst consuming around 13% less fuel.

Lomar Shipping has received three 64,000 DWT bulkers  in 2014, and has seven bulkers of the same design slated for delivery by COSCO in the following period.

Out of that, four, including Queen Cuki, are joining Lomar’s fleet this year, whereas three more are scheduled for delivery in 2017, according to the company’s website.

World Maritime News Staff