George Procopiou’s Dynacom Tankers Management is following the lead of other Greek tycoons in tying up deals for very low priced VLCC newbuilds. Brokers report a letter of intent (LoI) has been signed with China’s New Times Shipbuilding for four firm VLCCs and four options. The 300,000 dwt tankers are priced at $77m each and are scheduled for delivery in 2019 and 2020.
Procopiou follows hot on the heels of other Greek shipping magnates rushing to Asian yards to bag low priced VLCC newbuild bargains. Both John Angelicoussis and George Economou have signed for VLCCs in the past four weeks.
Last week another owner, Hyundai Merchant Marine of South Korea, also signed an LoI for five firm VLCCs and five options to be built on home soil.