Are IMO regulations tough enough to keep national governments from imposing stricter measures?

Only partly
No--expect a slew of regional regs!

Marine Log

August 30, 2007

Odense to build bulkers for Carras Hellas

The Maersk Group's Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. has concluded contracts with Carras Hellas Group, Greece, for a series of newbuilding Capesize bulk carriers.

The new 180,000 dwt design has been developed by Odense and Carras with deliveries commencing in 2009.

These orders, which will be built in the largest dock at the sShipyard will, together with existing orders, fill up the capacity of Odense Steel Shipyard into 2010.

"This marks a significant move into the bulk sector of the market by Odense and we are delighted to be developing a relationship with this leading Capesize operator," says Managing Director Finn Buus Nielsen