Greek shipowner DryDel moves into ice-class bulker addition

Greek shipowner DryDel Shipping, formerly known as Meadway Shipping and Trading, has expanded its fleet portfolio with a 2015-built kamsarmax bulker.

The Nord Beluga (renamed Beluga, built 2015), which changed hands, has just joined DryDel’s fleet in Singapore, according to a statement posted by the company on LinkedIn.

“Yesterday marked the successful delivery of this remarkable vessel in Singapore. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to navigate the seas of opportunity and growth,” said the Greek shipowner on April 11.

The vessel, which boasts an impressive dwt of 81,841 mts, is ice-classed and equipped with scrubber technology. It was built at Oshima Shipbuilding, and according to the owner, this vessel represents a significant milestone for its fleet expansion.

With the inclusion of the Beluga, DryDel’s owned fleet stands now at 11 vessels.

Recently, as reported by Shipping Telegraph, the owner sealed a deal with Shin Kurushima Shipyard for the construction of a new 64,000 dwt N/B vessel.

The delivery of the vessel is expected in 2026 and the company characterised the deal as an “honor to collaborate with Shin Kurushima Shipyard.”

DryDel Shipping emphasized the fact that this “partnership marks a significant chapter in the company’s history, being the first N/B vessel to be built under the DryDel Shipping name and the 10th N/B expected to be delivered to the company in the coming years.”

“We are proud to join the ranks of the select few Greek shipowners who have direct projects with this prestigious shipyard in Japan,” the Greek company added.