Latest Shipbuilding Contracts Include VLCC Order for Philippine Yard
Clarkson Hellas understand that Golden Union have declared options for three further 81,200 DWT Kamsarmax at AVIC Weihai Shipyard for deliveries throughout 2016 and 2017 to add to their existing two units currently under construction.
Clients of Sealink Navigation have contracted two firm 63,000 DWT Ultramax with Imabari Shipbuilding in Japan for deliveries in 2016 for the first unit and in 2017 for the second. Also, although understood to have been signed last month, it came to light this week that they have also placed an order for two firm 34,000 DWT bulk carriers at Namura Shipbuilding which are due to deliver in 3Q 2015.
Clients of Transportation Recovery Fund (TRF) have contracted for two firm 320,000 DWT crude carriers at Hanjin’s Subic yard in the Philippines. Delivery is planned in 4Q 2016 and 1Q 2017.
Clarkson Hellas report a single order in this market with Arkas Container Transport contracting two firm plus two option 2,500 TEU container carriers with Zhejiang Ouhua in China. No price was disclosed, but it is understood by Clarkson Hellas that the deliveries will be in 4Q 2016 for the first unit whilst the rest will be in 2017.
Multi-purpose freight carriers
Bremen based Zeaborn declared their options for further four 12,500 DWT MPPs at Taizhou Sanfu for delivery in 2016 and 2017. The German shipping company already have six units of the same type on order at Sanfu, and also have six firm plus four option 12,000 DWT MPPs at Sainty Marine in China.
Source: Clarkson Hellas Weekly Bulletin