South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries won $400 million in ship orders from
companies in Greece and Germany. Samsung received an order to build four
300,000 dwt VLCC from Greece's Helespont Shipping for $280 million. It also received an order from Germany's Nordcapital Corp to build two 5,750 teu containerships worth $120 million. Samsung said it will deliver the ships to the two companies by the end of 2001. Samsung said its shipbuilding orders have reached $2.5 billion so far this year, surpassing the targeted $2.1 billion goal for 1999.