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AMPTC takes suezmax options

Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Co (AMPTC) has exercised options for a pair of coated suezmaxes at South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The options stem from a contract signed last March for two firm 159,000 dwt ships. The options are slated for delivery in mid-2018.

In total AMPTC has six suezmaxes on order at HHI. The ships are all being built to ice-class 1C specification.

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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