Scorpio Tankers to Purchase Handymax Tankers
Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) announced that it entered into agreements to purchase four double hulled Handymax tankers for an aggregate purchase price of $99m. The ships, which are charter free, are scheduled to be delivered between May and September 2010. Three of the ships were built at the Shina Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in South Korea (two in 2003, one in 2005). The fourth ship was built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea in 2007. When the ships are delivered, Scorpio Tankers Inc. will have a fleet of seven ships, three Panamax tankers and four Handymax tankers.