Newbuild Bulker Trio Joins Star Bulk’s Fleet
Dry bulk shipping company Star Bulk Carriers Corp. has taken delivery of two 209,000 dwt Newcastlemax bulk carriers built by Nantong COSCO KHI‐Ship Engineering Co. (NACKS).
The two vessels, M/V Goliath (ex HN NE 167) and M/V Maharaj (ex HN NE 184), joined Star Bulk’s fleet on July 15, 2015.
In addition, on July 22, 2015 Star Bulk took delivery of M/V Star Aquarius, a 61,000 dwt Ultramax bulk carrier built by Japan Marine United (JMU).
Following these deliveries, Star Bulk owns seventy‐two dry bulk vessels on the water, consisting of three Newcastlemaxes, eighteen Capesizes, four Post‐Panamaxes, twenty Kamsarmaxes, seven Panamaxes, nine Ultramaxes, ten Supramax vessels and one Handymax vessel, with a total carrying capacity of 7.5 million dwt.
In addition, Star Bulk has twenty‐two vessels currently under construction in Japan and China with expected deliveries in 2015 and 2016.