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Clarkson Hellas Weekly S+P
Sunday, June 16, 2013

Further ordering activity seen in the tanker market in the period up to 10, June 2013, according to Clarkson Hellas Weekly S+P report.

Clients of Consolidated Marine Management have contracted three firm 115,000 DWT LR2s at Hyundai Samho. Understood to have been signed earlier this year, all three vessels are planned for delivery in the second half of 2015.

Additionally, American Petroleum Tankers have placed an order for four firm and four option 50,000 DWT MRs at General Dynamics NASSCO. All the vessels are understood to be designed with the ability to be retrofitted to be LNG fuelled, with delivery of the firm vessels split across 2015 and 2016, and options in 2016 if declared.

Clarkson Hellas Weekly S+P report an active week in the large and small size gas sectors, starting with K‐Line reportedly placing an order for single firm 182,000 CBM LNG carrier at Kawasaki Heavy Industry for delivery in the final quarter of 2016.

Next, understood to be a joint venture between K‐Line and Inpex, Ocean Breeze LNG Transport has contracted one 155,300 CBM LNG carrier at Mitsubishi Heavy similarly with delivery at the end of 2016. In the smaller sizes, Geogas Maritime has placed an order for one 4,500 CBM LPG carrier at Murakami Hide for delivery in 2015.

Having reported an order for two 5,000 CBM LPG carriers last week, Clarkson understands that Epic Pantheon has placed a further order for two firm 3,500 CBM LPG carriers this time at Kitanihon Zosen with delivery of this latest order planned from mid‐2015. Pricing is understood to be in the region of USD 15 Mill per vessel.



 


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