Royal Bodewes is pleased to announce that it will build a 7750 dwt cement carrier for Taiwanese shipowner and operator U-Ming Marine. It is the first time Royal Bodewes builds for an Asian partner and the shipping company is looking forward to a long-term and wonderful partnership.
The Taipei-based dry bulk shipowner has ordered a cement carrier (NB 778) with a length of 115 meters and a breadth of 15,8 meters, the design being that of a Bodewes cement trader, based on a previously delivered ship. The vessel has a customer specific loading and unloading system and is designed specifically for sailing along the coast and the islands of Taiwan.
The cooperation has had a long run-up (several years), mainly because of the pandemic. But by maintaining intensive digital contact, the two companies managed to conclude a contract by the end of 2021 (without ever having seen each other in real life). The shipyard will start construction of the ship in 2023. Estimated delivery time of the vessel is Q1 2024.
Both parties see their partnership as a unique opportunity for intercontinental cooperation and look forward to the future with anticipation.
Royal Bodewes is a shipyard in the North of the Netherlands that has been building vessels for over 200 years. The yard is specialized in building multifunctional vessels in a range 1,500 to 15,000 tons. Royal Bodewes develops technically advanced vessels, such as hybrid ships, self-discharging cement carriers and LNG bunker vessels.
U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation, formerly named Yue Ming Transportation Co., was established in 1984 to provide marine transportation of cement, dry commodities and industrial raw materials, specializing in the trading of vessels and providing agency services.