On the morning of June 29th 2011, the naming ceremony of 4300 units PCTC-04 was held on the third outfitting quay at Mingde shipyard in Nantong, China. The ceremony was hosted by Mr. Zhu Hongbing, General Manager of Mingde shipyard. Mr. Ji Fenghua, Board Chairman of Mingde Group and Mr. Arne Blystad, Shareholder and board member of Gram Car Carriers AS gave the speech separately. They all celebrated the naming of this vessel and thanked for the endeavor contributed by the friends of all circles, site team and workers of shipyard. There were almost 100 attendees taking part in the ceremony including owner, trading house, class, banks and guests from all over the world and the related persons from the shipyard.
Ms. Julie Josephine Blystad, god mother of 4300 units PCTC-04 named this vessel “VIKING DIAMOND” and broke the bottle of champagne.
Viking Diamond is the third ship in a series of 6 PCTC ordered by Gram Car Carriers.
After the naming ceremony, more than 10 cars were arranged to take the guests go on board for a tour.