Lauritzen Bulkers renews fleet with newbuild delivery of Viking “Frida”

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Denmark’s Lauritzen Bulkers named and took delivery of the Frida Bulker, a newbuild 40,161 dwt log-fitted vessel from Japan’s Imabari Shipyard.

The naming and delivery ceremony took place on 8 September 2023 and was attended by the Vice President of Lauritzen Bulkers, Carl Wegeberg, the Deputy Head of Operations, Thomas Fisker, and the Senior Chartering Manager Fotis Mourikis.

The vessel Frida Bulker is only the second in a series of Imabari Shipyard’s 40,000 dwt type vessels scheduled for delivery to Lauritzen Bulkers in the coming years.

This exceptional ship arrived in Lauritzen colors with a name that has been a part of the Danish company’s tradition for over 100 years. As Lauritzen says, “Frida” is an ancient Nordic name from the Viking era, signifying “beautiful and peaceful.”

The shipowner Lauritzen Bulkers revealed two weeks ago the addition and full ownership of three new vessels to its fleet, Asian Bulker, Australian Bulker and Iceland Bulker. These three crane-fitted handysize vessels has joined the company´s fleet in August.

The ship Asian Bulker is a handysize built in 2017 with a summer dwt of 36,169 mt. The vessel was taken over by Lauritzen Bulkers on August 14th.

The handysize Australian Bulker was built in 2017 with a summer dwt of 36,184 mt. She was taken over by Lauritzen Bulkers on August 16th, whilst the ship Iceland Bulker (previously Glorious Mahuta) is another handysize vessel with a summer dwt of 37,775 mt and was taken over by the company on August 24th.