Wilson signs contracts for up to 14 newbuild bulkers in India Ship’s crew

Norwegian shipyard Wilson has commissioned Indian shipyard Cochin to build up to fourteen ‘future-proof’ 3,800 dwt bulk carriers, with a focus on environmental benefits, flexibility and efficiency.

The mini-bulker giant, controlled by shipowner Kristian Eidesvik and his family, has booked six permanent vessels for delivery in 2025 with options for eight more. No price has been announced.

Wilson said the newbuilds will be designed to adapt to a wide range of fuel and energy types and to meet and exceed the environmental standards required in today’s marine industry. The ships will be equipped with energy-efficient engines, optimized hull design and systems for optimal use of resources and fuel economy.

“With this order, Wilson strengthens its position as a modern and responsible player in the maritime industry. “It will further strengthen Wilson’s commitment to sustainable and efficient ocean transportation and ensure the company’s ability to provide flexible and efficient services,” the company said.

Bergen-based Wilson, which has a fleet of over 130 vessels ranging in size from 1,500 to 8,500 dwt, was delisted in Oslo in May. Caiano of the Eidesvik family kept his share.

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