Belships owns three Supramax bulk carriers of 58,000 dwt built at the Yangzhou Dayang shipyard 2009-11 and leases two Ultramax bulk carriers of 61,000 dwt built at Imabari Shipbuilding 2015-16.
In addition, 2 x 63,000 dwt Ultramax bulk carriers will be delivered from Imabari Shipbuilding in January 2018 and during first half 2020 on long-term T/C-in agreements incl. purchase options.
M/S Belocean was delivered in March 2011, while M/S Belstar and M/S Belnor were delivered in August 2009 and May 2010 respectively. The Supramax dry bulk fleet mostly transports agricultural- and industrial products worldwide.
Belships ASA placed orders in 2013 for 2 x 61,000 dwt newbuilding contracts for fuel-efficient Ultramax bulk carriers from Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd for delivery in 2015-16. The design provided by the shipyard represents the future Eco design Ultramax bulk carriers with the latest technology available both in terms of fuel efficiency and low emissions. These ships, M/S Belforest and M/S Belisland, were upon delivery in September 2015 and in March 2016 sold to Japanese counterparts and leased back on long-term bareboat incl. purchase options.
Belships has also concluded long-term T/C-in agreements including purchase options for 2 x 63,000 dwt eco-design Ultramax bulk carriers from Imabari Shipbuilding for delivery in January 2018 and during first half 2020.
Belships is engaged in substantial technical operation activities through Belships Management in Singapore and in Tianjin and Shanghai in China.
The companies handle technical maritime operation for both Belships’ own ships and on behalf of other shipping companies. The company in Tianjin and Shanghai handles manning of ships with Chinese crews. In addition, Belships cooperates with a company in Manila regarding manning.
Operation: 20 ships
Manning: 38 ships
Singapore, Shanghai, Manila and Tianjin