New Times Shipbuilding launches LNG dual-fuel bulker for EPS

Chinese shipbuilder New Times Shipbuilding (NTS) has launched a liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel bulker for Singapore-based shipowner Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS).

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On May 17, 2024, the shipbuilder held a launching ceremony for the vessel Mount Ossa. The 210,000-dwt LNG dual-fuel bulk carrier is the last in a series of eleven new bulk carriers NTS is building for EPS.

NTS also floated out 7,000 TEU containership for EPS. Singapore’s shipowner currently has on order four 110,000-ton oil tankers, eleven 210,000-ton dual-fuel bulk carriers and seven 7,000 TEU container ships. The company also ordered six 50,000-ton chemical tankers and two 155,500-ton dual-fuel oil tankers.

In June last year, NTS launched Mount Cook. Its sister vessel Mount Tai, the fifth bulker in this series, was named and delivered in May 2023.

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The third vessel was delivered in November 2022 while the fourth vessel, Mount Ararat, was built at the beginning of 2023.

A few days ago, Eastern Pacific Shipping celebrated 200th ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering operation. The bunkering involved EPS-managed pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) CMA CGM Daytona. The 700 CEU ship received 930 cubic meters of LNG from Pavilion Energy’s bunker vessel LBV Brassavola.

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