Himalaya Shipping takes delivery of dual-fuel, scrubber-equipped Newcastlemax

Himalaya Shipping has announced it has taken delivery of the fifth of the twelve 210,000 DWT Newcastlemax dual-fuel newbuildings the company has on order from New Times Shipyard.

The vessel, Mount Matterhorn, will commence a 32-to-38-month time charter plus an option for 11 to 13 months with an unnamed commodity trading house.

‘The shipyard has again delivered a high-quality vessel slightly ahead of schedule,’ said Herman Billung, contracted CEO of Himalaya Shipping. ‘Mount Matterhorn will add another state-of-the-art vessel to the youngest dry bulk fleet on the water today.’

Billung also noted that the vessels ‘can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 43%’ compared to a standard Capesize ship.

As previously reported, Himalaya Shipping took delivery of the first newbuilding in the 12-vessel series, the Mount Norefjell, earlier this year.

Last month, the company announced it had entered into time charter agreements for two of the vessels.

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Rhys Berry