Asahi Tanker orders at Minami Nippon

Asahi Tanker orders at Minami Nippon

In an all Japanese deal Asahi Tanker has gone to shipbuilder Minami Nippon to order a 51,000 dwt product tanker. No price has been given for the deal with the ship due to deliver in 2019.

Minami Nippon Shipbuilding offers five products from its yard – car carriers, product and chemical tankers, handymax bulkers and feeder boxships.

Founded in 1951, and with Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) as a key shareholder, Tokyo-headquartered Asahi Tanker is one of Japan’s largest tanker owners.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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