Tanker Rates Surge

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The rate for Suexmax vessels has jumped by 53% from $52,866 to $81,073 and that of Aframax vessels by 40% from $31,060 to $43,528 during the period.

To capitalise on high freight rates, Indian shipping lines like Shipping Corporation of India, Great Eastern Shipping and Mercator Lines are planning to expand their fleet size.

Shipping Corporation of India is planning to invest around Rs 350 crore in the next two years to acquire new vessels while Great Eastern Shipping is expected to commit a capital of nearly Rs 4,900 crore to expand its fleet size. (Source: www.business-standard.com)


Tanker Trends

NAT Names 2 New Tankers in South Korea

wo new tankers, Nordic Star and Nordic Space, were named August 24 for owner Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT).   NAT founder and chairman Herbjørn Hansson was present at the naming ceremony,

BV Classes First LNG-fuel Oil/Chemical Tanker

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has classed the first LNG-fuelled newbuilding oil/chemical tanker, the 15,000 dwt Ternsund, built under BV class at Avic Dingheng,

SK Shipping Selects 5X72DF for LNG Carriers

Securing the position of its low-speed low-pressure X‑DF engines as market leaders, Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has been selected to supply two 5-cylinder X72DF

 
 
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