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DSME wins NASSCO design contract

South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has won a $120m deal from an American shipyard to design two ships and supply materials.

Under the deal with NASSCO, a unit of General Dynamics, DSME will design two roros. The 265 m long ships will be able to carry 525 cars and 3,250 containers and are due for delivery at the end of 2019. The ships will be put on a service linking Long Beach with Hawaii.

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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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