Dae Sun wins Shokuyu Tanker order

Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineering has won an order from Japan’s Shokuyu Tanker to build a 3,500 dwt stainless steel chemical tanker.

Shokuyu Tanker took the decision to order outside of Japan, the owner said, because it appreciated the quality Dae Sun manages having taken one of its ships on charter in the past.

Dae Sun has been marketing this small chemical tanker design since 2014 and has taken orders for 14 of these ships to date.

Dae Sun’s specialist niche has seen it become a rare winner of orders among the South Korean shipbuilding industry. It has said it is confident of more orders coming in the next few months too.

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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