Toda Kisen, a small Japanese owner based on the island of Shikoku, has gone to compatriot yard Sasaki Shipbuilding for a pair of gas carriers. No price has been revealed for the two 5,000 cu m LPG carriers. The ships are set to deliver in 2019.
Privately held Toda Kisen was incorporated in 1963. Its fleet today numbers 22 ships, most of which go on long term charter to Japan’s largest lines.
With one slipway, Hiroshima-based Sasaki specialises in small LPG, LNG and chemical carriers.