22 November 2013
Kingbird Arrow, the second of two dedicated coal tar pitch tankers from Hyundai Mipo Shipyard, was delivered to Gearbulk on 22 November 2013. Kingbird Arrow has a dead weight of 19,000 tonnes, measures 157 metres long and 23.5 metres across the beam. The vessel is equipped to carry a range of liquid cargoes and has a heating capacity up to 250°C. With the ability to load 18,000 mt of coal tar pitch. Kingbird Arrow will be employed between the Far East and the Middle East for Aluminium smelters.
Kingbird Arrow joins sister ship Bluebird Arrow to provide capacity to increase volumes for the Middle East contractual partners in line with smelter expansion over the next 25 years.