A relatively quiet week in the dry bulkship and tankship newbuilding market according to Clarkson Hellas in its latest S&P Bulletin.
Dry Bulk Carriers
Kuang Ming Shipping are understood by Clarkson Hellas to have contracted two firm 61,000 DWT Ultramax bulkers at Imabari. The final newbuilding price is unconfirmed, although both vessels will deliver in 2017.
Similarly just one order to report in tankers, with clients of Eastern Pacific understood to have signed contracts for three firm plus two option 158,000 DWT Suezmax tankers at Sungdong. The firm vessels are due to deliver within the second half of 2016, with options in 2017 if declared.
Clarkson Hellas report that Shandong Shipping have declared options for two further 84,000 CBM LPG Carriers at DSME. This takes the total series to six vessels with the latest due to deliver within the second half of 2016.
Epic have also announced an order for two firm 7,500 CBM LPG Carriers at Sasaki, with delivery from the beginning of 2016.
Krey Schiffahrts are understood by Clarkson Hellas to have increased their series of 12,500 DWT MPPs at Nantong Hongqiang to six vessels by declaring two options. Delivery of the entire series is planned within 2015.
Auerbach Schiffahrt have ordered two firm plus two option 12,500 DWT MPPs at Jiangzhou Shipyard, with delivery from the end of 2015.
Source: Clarkson Hellas S&P Bulletin