Sinica Graeca marks Sino-Greek friendship

On May 14th, 2015, SINOPACIFIC Shipbuilding Group (SINOPACIFIC) held a christening ceremony at its Dayang Shipyard for a newly built Ultramax CROWN63.

Crown 36 vessel

As the Godmother, Madam Grace Yang, the wife of former Chinese Ambassador to Greece christened this new vessel as SINICA GRAECA, which is written in Latin (SINICA means China in old Greek) and symbolizes the great Chinese and Greek cultures.

SINICA GRAECA is the first of a series of 4 bulk carriers contracted by Angelakos (Hellas) S.A. The newly built CROWN 63 vessel, which is SINOPACIFICs own brand bulk carrier designed by GreenSeas, a branch of SINOPACIFIC specializing in merchant ship design, has gained enormous popularity worldwide.

In order to strengthen its competitiveness and value in the market, CROWN 63? design has focused on optimizing technology and innovation in the following three areas: a significant decrease in fuel consumption; reduction in total weight to create a light-ship and a mechanical and electrical configuration with a focus on environmental protection.

CROWN 63 meets with all the requirements of the latest international conventions and norms, including CSR and PSPC. In order to conform to so many "constraints", the design job has been likened to "dancing with shackles on".

The design team carried out a thorough analysis of international rules, and, with an idea cost control of the entire project, proposed extremely forward-looking technical solutions to the ships system design and configuration. At the same time, the team also took into account the need for future modifications to meet with the implementation of new rules and offered ship-owners a detailed technical feasibility assessment to prepare well for that.