China Merchants Bank Financial Leasing (CMBFL) has placed an order at Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS) for the construction of two ultramax bulk carriers.
Shipbroking sources reported that the two 61,000 dwt tier 2 vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2021. Other terms of the contract were not disclosed.
William Fairclough, managing director of Hong Kong owner Wah Kwong Maritime Transport, confirmed to Splash that the company is partially involved in the order as bareboat charterers.
VesselsValue data shows CMBFL currently owns a diversified fleet of 116 vessels, while Wah Kwong currently has a fleet of 20 ships.