U-Ming christens new eco-friendly 210,000 dwt bulk carrier

Taiwanese bulk carrier company U-Ming Marine has hosted a christening ceremony for the fourth 210,000 dwt eco-friendly bulk carrier built by Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co.

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As informed, the ceremony took place at the Qingdao Beihai’s shipyard on 24 March. The ship was named Cape Mars.

Cape Mars has a length of 299.92 meters, a width of 50 meters and a deadweight tonnage of 210,000 tons. It is the last of four 210,000 dwt series under U-Ming’s latest Cape fleet renewal plan.  

The vessel was built with the concept of energy conservation and environmental protection hence it is equipped with the latest MAN B&W engines, flow guides, vortex generators, low-resistance antifouling paint and digitalized fleet safety management system.

In addition, the main engine is equipped with a nitrogen oxide treatment system (SCR) to comply with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Tier III nitrogen oxide emissions requirements. Its Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) is 30% lower than the IMO’s baseline, and its ultra-low fuel consumption performance exceeds the IMO’s second-stage EEDI requirement by 20%, according to the company..

U-Ming has been making every effort in its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) management.  The firm responded to the “1.5°C Climate Action Declaration” of the Taiwan Business Alliance in 2022 and embarked on its low-carbon transformation.

The company signed the climate advocacy document of the R20 Climate Action Regional Organization, aiming to achieve a sustainable shipping and to create a net-zero future.  

U-Ming has also joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, pledging itself to plan and build vessels powered by zero-carbon fuels to achieve the goal of net-zero carbon emissions. 

Its fleet consists of 73 vessels with a total carrying capacity of 8.82 million tons. A few days ago, the firm welcomed 4th LNG-powered bulker which will be chartered by mining giant Anglo-Eastern.

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