Maran Dry takes delivery of first LNG-fuelled Newcastlemaxes
Maran Dry Management Inc. (MDM), the dry bulk shipping arm of the Angelicoussis Group, recently took delivery of its first LNG-fuelled bulk carriers. The two DNV-classed Newcastlemax bulk carriers are the first dual-fuel bulkers in the Greek market.
The two Newcastlemax bulk carriers, Ubuntu Unity and Ubuntu Community, were delivered from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Ship Building Co., Ltd. (SWS) on 28 February and 18 April, respectively. The two DNV-classed vessels are the first LNG-fuelled bulk carriers to join the MDM fleet.
The 190,000-dwt vessels, registered with the Greek flag, will sail using LNG. The use of LNG will lead to significant reductions in CO2 and NOx, while almost eliminating SOx and particulate matter emissions. With a combination of dual-fuel, hull optimisations and energy efficiency measures, the vessels have a very advantageous and low EEDI rating, much lower than the baseline.