World’s largest wood chip carrier launched in China

China Shipbuilding Group subsidiary China Shipbuilding Chengxi has launched a new 70,000DWT wood chip carrier ordered by Singapore-based Nova Group.

The vessel is the first of a planned series of four ordered by Nova. China Shipbuilding Chengxi claims that, once completed, it will be the world’s largest wood chip carrier by deadweight.

The ABS-classed vessel will have an LOA of 215.4 metres, a beam of 37 metres, three 40-tonne deck cranes, and a total cargo capacity of 142,000 cubic metres.

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