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Deltamarin’s BDelta26LNG design for ESL Shipping pits handling efficiencies against CAPEX. Image: Deltamarin

When ESL started investigating the design for a new North Sea-Baltic 25,600t bulk carrier, it faced an apparently contradictory set of requirements: to start with, the hull needs the strength and power to break through ice – but this can impact open-water efficiency.

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