China’s New Times Shipbuilding said it had delivered an LNG-powered bulk carrier to Idan Ofer’s Eastern Pacific Shipping.
The vessel in question is the 210,000-dwt bulk carrier, Mount Gaea.
New Times said in a statement it handed over the LNG dual-fuel bulk carrier on November 15.
According to the Chinese yard, it is building in total eleven 210,000-dwt LNG dual-fuel bulk carriers for EPS and this is the third vessel in this batch.
The official website of EPS shows that the firm has in total 13 LNG-powered Newcastlemax bulk carriers on order and scheduled for delivery between 2022 and 2024.
China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, a part of CSSC, built these two ships which serve Australian miner BHP under long-term charters.
The newly delivered Mount Gaea will also serve BHP to transport iron ore between Western Australia and Asia
BHP has chartered in total five LNG-fueled Newcastlemax bulk carriers from EPS for five years and awarded the LNG fuel contract to Shell.