Aza gets first VLCC

Brokers report that up and coming private Indian tanker player Aza Shipping has taken its first VLCC. The company, founded in January last year, is linked with the AET Tankers-controlled Bunga Kasturi Dua. The Japanese-built, 12-year-old ship is costing Aza $31m.

In 2016, Aza bought two suezmaxes from Greece’s Kyklades Maritime. While these two ships are now listed on Aza’s website, the VLCC has yet to be mentioned.

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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