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GTRC Campbell Behind New Set of Orders in China

GTR Campbell, the designers of standard design ships like Freedom, Fortune, Friendship, Fantasy,

Fortune MKII, Festiva, Valiant and Galaxy in coopera- tion with their associated concept design firm;

Algoship Designers Ltd. of the Bahamas are behind the recent wave of new building orders of the Trader class handysize double hull bulk carriers by their long term clients Clipper Group of the Bahamas in conjunction with Shanhaiguan Shipyard and CSIC. Algoship has, in the past, developed the double hull, handy size bulk carriers of the Fantasy and Valiant types and the dou- ble hull handymax size bulk carrier of the Galaxy type for Clipper, Dockendale and Unicorn. Algoship was also instrumental in bringing out the Fortune MKII and

Festiva designs. All of these designs are being built in various Chinese Shipyards according to ABS regula- tions. The Trader design is based on various discus- sions between the Chartering and operations depart- ment of Clipper and the technical department of their technical managers - Dockendale Shipping Co Ltd., and drawing on GTRC's own experience in standard ship design and supervision for various owners such as

Unicorn, Navarone, Pyrsos, Egon Oldendorff, Aug

Bolten and Transmer.

The design also incorporates high specification machinery and equipment with safe margins, high specification paint coating including tar-free, light col- ored "surveyor friendly" paints for ballast tanks, tin free antifouling paints with sixty months life, a 1,300 mm wide double hull giving ample access for surveys and inspections. The characteristic Algoship wide hatches (75 percent of the beam) with minimum over- hang. large cargo hold tank top foot prints with small side hoppers and square bulkhead stools and four sets of 30-ton cranes fitted with radio controlled grabs enables the Trader design to handle cargoes without the assistance of secondary cargo handling equipments such as forklifts, pay-loaders etc. This not only reduces cargo damages but also substantially reduces the cargo handling time and costs.

Algoship and Shanhaiguan Shipyard have retained

Mastek Heavy Industries of Pusan, Korea to carry out the basic and detail design in order to achieve a better quality of detailed design and material control.

Algoship and MASTEK are now developing a double hull super panamax bulk carrier to be built in China for their international ship owner clients.

The model test of the Trader was carried out at

KRISO model basin in Korea.

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Main Particulars - TRADER

Class ABS

Length, (o.a.) 586 ft. (178.7 m)

Length, (b.p.) 558 ft. (170 m)

Beam, molded 92 ft. (28 m)

Depth, molded 46 ft. (14 m)

Draft, design 31 ft. (9.5 m)

Draft, scantling 32 ft. (9.7 m)

DWT. design draft 29,300 tons

DWT, scantling draft 30.000 tons

Cargo hold volume 40,000 cu. M.

Gross 20,000 tons

Tank top strength 20 tons/sq. m.

Cargo gear 4 x 30 tons

Main Eneine Man B&W 6S42MC MkVIl

Output, MCR 6,480 kW at 136 rpm

Speed, service 14.3 knots

Aker MTW Wins Containership Deal

Aker MTW Werft (AMTW) in Wismar, Germany has acquired three orders to build container vessels, a joint development with Kvaerner Warnow Werft in Rostock-

Warnemiinde (Germany). The contract, worth $115M, is for three vessels that were ordered by Reederei

Hartmann in Leer (Lower Saxony). The vessels, which will be built in Wismar and Rostock-Warnemiinde, are due for delivery in the third and fourth quarters 2004.

The vessels of the type BALTIC CS 2500 are 207.4 m long and 29.8 m wide, with deadweight of 33,900 tons.

They have a total container stowage capacity of 2,478

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