Splash 247

Hyundai Heavy confirms Polaris order for 10 gas-ready VLOCs

Hyundai Heavy confirms Polaris order for 10 gas-ready VLOCs

Array
(
    [0] => WP_Term Object
        (
            [term_id] => 80
            [name] => Asia
            [slug] => asia
            [term_group] => 0
            [term_taxonomy_id] => 80
            [taxonomy] => category
            [description] => This is the Splash 24/7 news archive related to the Asian Region. News are sorted by release date, from the latest to the oldest.

Find here the updated list of the latest news about Asia. Browse Splash 24/7 for more maritime and shipping news.

            [parent] => 55
            [count] => 6591
            [filter] => raw
            [cat_ID] => 80
            [category_count] => 6591
            [category_description] => This is the Splash 24/7 news archive related to the Asian Region. News are sorted by release date, from the latest to the oldest.

Find here the updated list of the latest news about Asia. Browse Splash 24/7 for more maritime and shipping news.

            [cat_name] => Asia
            [category_nicename] => asia
            [category_parent] => 55
        )

    [1] => WP_Term Object
        (
            [term_id] => 57
            [name] => Dry Cargo
            [slug] => dry-cargo
            [term_group] => 0
            [term_taxonomy_id] => 57
            [taxonomy] => category
            [description] => Stay updated on what's going on in the Dry Cargo sector while browsing the Dry Cargo news archive. 

Find the latest maritime and shipping news on Splash 24/7.
            [parent] => 54
            [count] => 2088
            [filter] => raw
            [cat_ID] => 57
            [category_count] => 2088
            [category_description] => Stay updated on what's going on in the Dry Cargo sector while browsing the Dry Cargo news archive. 

Find the latest maritime and shipping news on Splash 24/7.
            [cat_name] => Dry Cargo
            [category_nicename] => dry-cargo
            [category_parent] => 54
        )

    [2] => WP_Term Object
        (
            [term_id] => 63
            [name] => Shipyards
            [slug] => shipyards
            [term_group] => 0
            [term_taxonomy_id] => 63
            [taxonomy] => category
            [description] => This is the Splash 24/7 news archive related to the shipyards sector coming from all over the world. News are sorted by release date, from the latest to the oldest.

Read the latest news about shipyards.  Browse Splash 24/7 for more maritime and shipping news.

            [parent] => 54
            [count] => 1498
            [filter] => raw
            [cat_ID] => 63
            [category_count] => 1498
            [category_description] => This is the Splash 24/7 news archive related to the shipyards sector coming from all over the world. News are sorted by release date, from the latest to the oldest.

Read the latest news about shipyards.  Browse Splash 24/7 for more maritime and shipping news.

            [cat_name] => Shipyards
            [category_nicename] => shipyards
            [category_parent] => 54
        )

)

South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has confirmed a deal worth $800m to build 10 very large ore carriers, its largest contract in five years.

Compatriot Polaris Shipping will take delivery of the gas-ready giant 325,000 dwt ships in phases through to 2021. Polaris is understood to have five additional options worth another $400m inked on the contract.

Polaris has already fixed COAs with its main client, Brazilian miner Vale, for the new ships.

After one of its ships, the Stellar Daisy, sank at the end of March with the loss of 22 men and other elderly VLOCs were found to have defects, Polaris set about an urgent fleet rejuvenation program.

Share this article

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.

Related Posts