Daewoo Heavy Industries has agreed to build two 442,500 dwt, ULCCs for Majestic Shipping Corp., a subsidiary of Loews Corp. Majestic also has options with Daewoo to build two additional vessels.
Another Loews subsidiary, Hellspont Shipping Corp., recently contracted for Samsung Heavy Industries
to build three 303,000 ton VLCCs and agreed to an option to build one additional ship.
Delivery of the new vessels from both Korean shipy
ards is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2001.