CMB in for Hanjin Heavy aframax pair

Brokers are reporting that the Saverys family controlled Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has placed orders for a pair of tankers.

The Belgian shipowning giant is understood to put pen to paper for two 115,000 dwt aframax tankers to be built at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction’s (HHIC) yard in Subic Bay in the Philippines.

Splash understands CMB has negotiated a price of $45.5m per unit with delivery set for late next year and in early 2020.

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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