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Carl Buttner books chemical tanker pair at Hantong

German tanker owner Carl Buttner has signed shipbuilding contracts with Chinese yard Hantong Ship Heavy Industry for the construction of up to two 38,000 dwt chemical tankers.

The contracts include a firm order for one vessel and option for another. Deliveries are scheduled in November 2021 and March 2022.

The latest order adds to Carl Buttner’s existing orderbook of three 41,000 dwt tankers at Hantong.

Bremen-based Carl Buttner currently owns a fleet of seven tankers with total capacity of 286,800 dwt.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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