China’s Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings increases its orderbook and reveals today the delivery of Slavyanka to its news owners.

Yangzijiang´s joint venture Yangzi-Mitsui Shipbuilding (YAMIC) successfully delivered the 31,800 dwt ship Slavyanka to Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar), Bulgaria’s largest shipping company.

The ship Slavyanka represents the new generation of Lake Bulk Carriers, as the shipbuilder claims, which adds that the newbuild vessel meets the most recent anti-pollution requirement for EEDI-phase II and III as well as nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide emissions.

Navigation Maritime Bulgare, with a strong position in Bulgaria, revealed on August 2 the naming ceremony of the ship Slavyanka, the 8th from the series of twelve bulk carriers.

This vessel is the fourth one in Navibulgar’s history named after Slavyanka mountain.

The first Slavyanka was a 11,047 dwt Liberty-class ore-carrier built in New Orleans, USA, in 1945. She was serving in Navibulgar fleet from 1967 to 1972.

The second Slavyanka was a 24,574 dwt bulk carrier built in Varna in 1978. She was serving in Navibulgar fleet until 2011, whilst the third Slavyanka was a 32,252 dwt bulk carrier built in China in 2012 and was a part of the fleet until 2020.