MV Star Norita, a 58,000 dwt supramax bulk carrier, has been named and delivered to the J.J. Ugland Shipping. Built at Tsuneishi (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding Inc., China, the vessel is a sister of the recently delivered Isabelita, Bonita and Kristinita all of the TESS 58 design.
Star Norita is 100% owned by Ugland Shipping AS.
The TESS58 was developed in 2003. By increasing the draft of the TESS52, the load capacity was increased to 58,100 tons without increasing the overall length or width, thus achieving a considerable improvement in economic efficiency.
Environmental features include the use of advanced electric equipment on the deck to avoid the danger of oil leaks from hydraulic equipment. The size of the ship body allows easy entry into major ports around the world, and it is popular as the largest Handymax bulk carrier in the world.
Length overall / 189.99 m
Length between perpendiculars / 185.78 m
Breath moulded / 32.26 m
Depth moulded / 18.00 m
Ugland’s Purchaser Margrethe Nes Beisland, Managing Director Øystein Beisland’s wife, was given the honourable task of naming the vessel. Star Norita will join the UBULK Pool and is fixed on a 5-year TC to Grieg Star Shipping AS, Bergen.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, September 26, 2012