Hong Kong-listed China Shipping Development Co.
agreed to buy eight oil tankers for $556m from two Chinese shipbuilders. According to Yahoo! (YHOO)
News, China Shipping Development, a unit of state-owned China Shipping (Group) Co., said it would buy four oil tankers
for $408m from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Ltd. It said the four vessels would enter operations between June and December 2009. China Shipping Development also said it would buy four oil tankers for $148m from Guangzhou Shipyard International Ltd. The first of these vessels will enter operations October 2007, while the last would be delivered in November 2009.The company said it would finance the purchases through bank borrowing and internal resources. (Source: Yahoo! News)