CSSC sues bankrupt Jiangsu Eastern Heavy Industry

CSSC sues bankrupt Jiangsu Eastern Heavy Industry

Chinese shipbuilding conglomerate China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has announced that its subsidiary CSSC-MES Diesel has filed a lawsuit against bankrupt shipyard Jiangsu Eastern Heavy Industries (JEHI) over a debt dispute.

According to CSSC, JEHI contracted CSSC-MES Diesel in 2010 for four ship engines to be installed on four 95,000dwt bulkers built for UK owner Victoria Steamship, and JEHI failed to make full payment under the contract.

CSSC reported the debt to JEHI after the yard went bankrupt, however, the receiver of the yard rejected CSSC’s debt claim.

CSSC said it has filed a lawsuit at Jiangsu Jingjiang People’s Court requesting to retrieve the RMB63.27m debt from the yard.

JEHI applied for bankruptcy with a court in March 2015 and the receiver of the yard released a notice in December 2016 to look for new investors. So far the restructuring of the yard has made no progress.

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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