22 July 2011

Gearbulk today welcomed Puffin Arrow, the fifth in a series of eight Fleximax II open hatch jib crane vessels. 

Puffin Arrow was delivered on schedule from Oshima Shipbuilding Co Ltd in Japan. She has a deadweight of 62,900 metric tonnes, is 200 metres long and has eight box shaped open hatch holds. She is now on passage to West Coast North America and will serve on trades between British Columbia and Brazil. Her sister ships include Kiwi Arrow, Toki Arrow, Nandu Arrow and Pelican Arrow.

Delivery of the sixth Fleximax II is expected later this year. The seventh and eighth in the series are expected in early 2012. 

The next generation, Fleximax IIIs, will begin arriving in late 2012.