These designs will meet the latest market needs by using LNG as a fuel, with an optimum design for short to medium-haul bulk trade (i.e. Australia – Asia) and long-haul bulk trade (i.e. Brazil – Asia) service in line with the Harmonised Common Structural Rules.

David Barrow, LR’s Director of Innovation, Marketing & Sales, said: “These HHI designs offer the possibility for owners to comply with emissions regulations worldwide while keeping the investment viable and competitive.”

Bong-Jun Jang, HHI’s Senior Executive Vice President, mentioned: “We sincerely believe this JDP will bring environmentally-friendly and economical solutions for future bulk carrier designs and be remembered as a milestone in shipbuilding history".