P 641 - Bulk Carrier

China Steel Express


Length Height Weight Packaging
8.2 in (20.8 cm) 1.05 in (2.7 cm) 169 gm (5.95 oz) Window Box

This is the Tri-ang Minic Ships model of a bulk carrier in the livery of China Steel Express of Taiwan who operate a fleet of 15 Capesize Bulk Carriers transporting coal and iron ore for its parent company China Steel Corporation.

The casting is based on a 100,000+ deadweight ton Capesize Bulk Carrier, with a cargo capacity of approximately 110,000 cubic metres, similar to a series of ships built by Oshima Shipbuilding Co Ltd of Oshima, Japan and Imabari Shipbuilding Co Ltd of Saijo, Japan.

The model is marked on the underside with the Tri-ang Minic logo, "Modern Edition", model number P 640 and the description Bulk Carrier.



CSE Wisdom arriving at Port Headland to load iron ore in 2007
Photograph courtesy of Tropic Maritime Photos, Australia

China Steel Growth at Kaohsiung in 2007
Photograph courtesy of Andreas Sprri