As part of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean-Up annual program, New York based drybulk shipping company GENCO Shipping and Trading Ltd (GNK) and NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) partnered to clean a beach on Coney Island, Brooklyn last week. CEO John Wobensmith and COO Rob Hughes were joined by 40 other members of the “GENCO Environment Stewardship Team” to collect over 300 pounds of trash.
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Norway-based shipowner 2020 Bulkers has accepted delivery of the second of the eight 208,000 dwt Newcastlemax newbuilds from New Times Shipbuilding in China. The bulker in question is Bulk Santiago and has a capacity of 224,100 cubic meters. Flying the flag of Liberia, the ship was handed over to 2020 Bulkers on September 19, 2019. On September 21, the 300-meter-long bulk carrier will commence a 12-15-month time charter with Koch Supply & Trading at a fixed rate of USD 19,525 per day. The time charter was agreed earlier this year when one-year when rates for a standard Capesize were approximately USD 13,000 per day.