Greek shipowner DryDel Shipping, formerly known as Meadway Shipping and Trading, took delivery on March 15 of its newest charter-in vessel, the Twin Delight.

Friday was a special day for the shipowner who celebrated the delivery of its newly built chartered bulk carrier.

The 40,000 dwt tonnage bulk carrier was built at the Imabari shipyard in Japan. The ship is owned by Soki Kisen and chartered in from Drydel Shipping for a minimum of three years.

“Today marks a momentous occasion for Drydel Shipping as we celebrate the delivery of our newest charter-in vessel, the MV Twin Delight, in Imabari, Japan,” the shipowner said.

The handover and naming ceremony, held on Friday, was attended by the company’s president and chief executive, Costas Delaportas.

In a recent interview to “The Japan Maritime Daily” Costas Delaportas said that the company aims to boost its time-chartered vessels from Japanese owners from 19 to 30, emphasizing long-term contracts.

He also emphasised the fact that Drydel is focused on increasing its owned tonnage.

“We are particularly interested in acquiring new buildings in Japan through bareboat and leaseback arrangements with Japanese owners, further expanding our ownership and operational capacity.”

As Shipping Telegraph wrote on February 6 the Greek shipowner changed the name of its operations earlier this year in order “to avoid any confusion due to similar company names.”

As described by the company, this rebranding is designed to set Meadway Shipping apart in the marketplace and eliminate any confusion due to similar company names.