Samsung Heavy Industries Co. has won $500 million in orders to build eight ships for Greek, German and British companies, according to company officials. Samsung received orders for four containerships from Greece's Danaos Shipping Co. and orders for two containerships from German Nordcapital. The containerships cost $60 million each.
The company also won orders for two VLCCs
at $70 million each from Britain's N.S. Lemos Shipping Co.
Samsung will deliver the containerships beginning in April 2001 and the VLCCs beginning at the end of 2001.
Samsung officials said the company has won orders for 31 ships totaling 1.8 million tons so far this year.