Eight aframaxes for Tsuneishi

Helping prop up its own yard Japan’s Kambara Kisen has come in for an order of four aframax tankers at Tsuneishi Zosen. Moreover, another Japanese line, Meiji Shipping has inked a contract for four identical 115,000 dwt aframaxes at the same yard. All eight ships will deliver in 2017 and 2018.

Tsuneishi Zosen is the Japanese lead yard of the Tsuneishi group which has yards also in China and the Philippines (pictured) as well as plans to launch a facility in Indonesia. Kambara Kisen is the shipowning arm of the family run group.

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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