Dae Sun wins chemical tanker order

South Korean shipyard Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineering has won an order from compatriot oil firm GS Caltex to build one 6,500 dwt chemical tanker. The ship will work domestically for GS Caltex’s shipowning subsidiary, Sangli Shipping.

While many yards in South Korea have struggled for orders in the past 18 months Dae Sun’s focus on small chemical and product tankers has given it a steady trickle of orders to keep its drydocks busy through to early 2019.

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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