Singapore-based dry bulk owner Berge Bulk has announced the delivery of its newest vessel Mv “Berge Mauna Kea” from Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. at Saijo Shipyard in Japan.

This new delivery brings the Berge Bulk’s fleet to a total of 89 vessels with a total capacity of 15 million Deadweight Tonnage (DWT).

The Mv “Berge Mauna Kea” is a newcastlemax vessel with 300 metres in length and 50 metres in width, having a carrying capacity of 211,599 dwt, and she sails under the flag of Isle of Man.

Berge Bulk informs that the vessel is named after Mauna Kea, a long-dormant volcano in Hawaii, USA.

Mauna Kea is officially the world’s tallest mountain from base to peak, even though more than half of the mountain is underwater in the Pacific Ocean.

It is approximately 10,205m (33,481 feet) in height, taller than Mount Everest’s 8,849m (29,032 feet).

Mv “Berge Mauna Kea” is one of four sister ships ordered by Berge Bulk in 2021 from Imabari Shipbuilding in Japan, with the other three sister ships to be delivered over the course of 2024.

Paolo Tonon, technical director of Berge Bulk, said that “Berge Mauna Kea’s modern design makes the vessel very efficient. This is achieved not only through a smaller, more efficient main engine, but also through careful consideration of various propulsion system components to maintain higher operating speed and optimal manoeuvrability.”

James Marshall, founder and chief executive of Berge Bulk, noted that “Last year, we introduced WindWings on the Berge Olympus, showcasing our dedication to innovative technology.

“This year, we ordered two new ammonia-powered vessels demonstrating our commitment to zero carbon fuels.

“At the same time, we have not lost sight of the need to further improve our existing fleet, through a continued investment and upgrading programme. Berge Mauna Kea is a great example of such a hyper efficient ship ordered back in 2021.”

Source: Berge Bulk.