Dutch yard Royal Bodewes was awarded a contract to construct one 7,750dwt cement carrier. Customer is Taiwanese shipping company U-Ming Marine. It is the first time Royal Bodewes will build such a ship for an Asian customer.
The new vessel for Taipei-based U-Ming with the yard number NB 778 has a length of 115m and a breadth of 15.8m. The design is based on the type Bodewes cement trader, a previously delivered ship. The cement carrier has a customer-specific loading and unloading system and is designed for sailing along the coast and the islands of Taiwan. The contract has been under discussion for several years, and was mainly delayed because of the pandemic.
The shipyard will start construction of the ship in 2023. Estimated delivery time of the vessel is in the first quarter of 2024.
Royal Bodewes lands construction deal with Asian customer U-Ming