Berge Bulk beefs up its fleet with 300 000dwt bulk carrier
Berge Bulk, a leading independent dry bulk fleet owner and operator, says it expanded its fleet with 300,000 DWT bulk carrier Berge Mafadi. The bulk carrier was built at the GSI Shipyard in Guangzhou, China.
With a ‘Rightship A+’ rating and an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) 20% below the baseline, she ranks amongst the most energy-efficient bulk carriers in the world. She has been designed to carry a maximum cargo lift from Port Hedland as well as South Africa and Brazil.
The vessel is named after a peak on the border of South Africa and Lesotho. At the height of 3,450 m, Mafadi is the highest mountain in the nation of South Africa.
Berge Bulk is one of the world’s leading independent dry bulk owners. The shipping company owns, operates and manages a fleet of over 70 vessels equating to over 15 million DWT. The fleet ranges from handy-size to cape-size to some of the largest vessels ever built – serving the major miners, steel mills and charterers of the world. In 2018 Berge Bulk transported over 75 million tonnes of cargo.