Naming ceremony held for U-Ming’s newest VLOC

Photo: U-Ming

U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation, through fully-owned subsidiary U-Ming Marine Transport Singapore, recently held a virtual naming ceremony for its newest very large ore carrier (VLOC).

The 325,000DWT Grand Wisdom is the second vessel in a series ordered by U-Ming from China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation’s (CSIC) Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry. Its main engine is designed to be modified for LNG dual-fuel operation in future.

The vessel will be used to transport Brazilian iron ore to China under a 25-year charter with Vale.

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