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On 31st August 2015, The China Navigation Company (“CNCo”) held a naming ceremony for MV New Guinea Chief, the last of four multipurpose Chief Class vessels delivered from Zhejiang Ouhua Shipyard in Mainland China. The ceremony, which took place at the Queensland port of Townsville, in Australia, commenced with a traditional welcome performed by representatives of the indigenous Bindal and Wulgurukaba people, to welcome the newbuilding and the guests of honour, including the Lady Sponsor, Mrs Lisa Wallace, wife of Paul Wallace, Shipping Manager for CNCo business partner, Sunrice.

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Guests at the ceremony held in Townsville.

Two other vessels, MV Hanyang and MV Funing, were named on 10th September 2015 at Chengxi Shipyard in Mainland China. The Lady Sponsors were Mrs Mia Bremridge, wife of Charles Bremridge, retired Director of John Swire & Sons (S.E. Asia) Pte Limited, and Mrs Olivia Harley, wife of Adrian Harley, Director and Chief Representative of John Swire & Sons (China) Limited. Funing and Hanyang are the 12th and 13th deliveries in a series of 16 fuel-efficient B.Delta39 handy bulk carriers scheduled for delivery from Chengxi Shipyard.

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At the Chengxi ceremony are: Lady Sponsors Mrs Olivia Harley (left) and Mrs Mia Bremridge, Charles Bremridge, Adrian Harley and Swire group Chairman Barnaby Swire.

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