We are proud to announce the delivery of our 216,461 DWT vessel – the Berge Heng Shan. The bulk carrier was built at Bohai (CSIC) shipyard, China – steel cutting took place in February 2014. Together with her sister ship Berge Tai Shan (216,656 DWT), the two Berge Bulk vessels are currently the largest bulk carriers in the world.
Berge Heng Shan marks a significant milestone in her ship design, pushing boundaries in terms of capacity and efficiency. Fixed on a long-term contract of Affreightment with BHP Billiton, the vessel will sail under the flag of Isle of Man (IOM) on route between Australia and China.
Like her sister ship, Berge Heng Shan was christened after one of the Five Great Mountains in China on 18 December 2014. Located in the Chinese province of Hunan, the foot of Heng Shan (恒山) mountain houses the largest temple in Southern China, the Grand Temple of Mount Heng.
Over the last eight years, Berge Bulk has steadily built up a strong reputation in the cape-size and very large ore carrier (VLOC) sectors with an excellent and safe service delivered by a growing and energy efficient fleet. The company looks forward to the further expansion of its fleet with a series of new buildings scheduled for delivery in the next three years.