Dispute arises from Perdana barge cancellation at Nam Cheong

Malaysia’s Perdana Petroleum says that shipbuilder Nam Cheong is disputing its right to cancel a 500-man accomodation barge it ordered in June 2014.

The cancellation was announced on December 1, however Perdana has since received notice from Nam Cheong stating that it has no right to cancel the agreement and has breached contract by doing so. Nam Cheong claims the action has consequently terminated the agreement which forfeits the deposit.

Perdana had inked a $84m contract for a pair of barges. The first barge was cancelled in March, and on cancellation of the second Perdana is seeking the return of $8.4m.

Perdana says it is now seeking legal advice.


Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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