Clipper Bulk takes delivery of the 2nd of four I-Star Supramax newbuildings and attends naming ceremony of the 1st Mitsui 66, 000 dwt Supramax.
Yesterday, Clipper Bulk took delivery of the 2nd of a series of four sister vessels from the Shin-Kasado Dockyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Ltd. in Japan. The vessel, MV Clipper Triton, joins the MV Clipper I-Star as the newest member of the fleet. Like Clipper I-Star, Clipper Triton is a 61, 000 dwt supramax bulk carrier representing the latest development in technology and eco fuel consumption.
Shortly after the naming and launching of the Clipper Triton, Clipper attended the naming and launching ceremony of the MV Clipper Excalibur, a 66, 000 dwt supramax vessel built by Mitsui Engineering at Tamano Shipyard. At more than 66, 000 dwt, the Clipper Excalibur will be the largest modern supramax on the water; yet having a similar consumption of vessels many thousands of tons smaller.
Gary Vogel, Clipper Group CEO, commented “It was a very busy but exciting day for Clipper, as both of these vessels represent the future of our Company, in terms of efficiency, economy and ecology. We now look forward to bringing our partners and customers these fantastic ships.”
The Clipper Excalibur will join the Clipper Bulk fleet in November after finalization of construction. She will be joined by a sister vessel the MV Clipper Excelsior in early 2014. In total, Clipper Bulk has 10 newbuilding vessels currently scheduled for delivery from 38, 000 to 76, 000 dwt.
Clipper is an industry leader in dry bulk. We operate a large fleet of handysize through panamax vessels as well as a number of subsidiary businesses, including Clipper Steel Services, the largest dedicated steel carrier, and Compass Rose Shipping. In addition to bulk, Clipper Group has investments in project (multipurpose), tankers and cruise vessels, as well as in ferry and ro-ro services and non-maritime business. Clipper manages and operates about 175 vessels in total, of which we own approximately half and have around 30 in in-house technical management. Clipper is commercially headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with approximately 240 employees working in our offices in 9 countries around the world. Read more at clipper-group.com.