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First Steamship orders kamsarmax at Sasebo

Taiwanese dry bulk operator First Steamship has placed a newbuilding order at Japan’s Sasebo Heavy Industries for the construction of a 83,000 dwt kamsarmax bulk carrier.

The vessel will meet IMO’s tier 3 requirement and delivery is scheduled in the second half of 2021. Price for the vessel is $33.5m.

First Steamship is Taiwan’s first listed shipping company, and the company currently owns a fleet of nine bulkers made up of three kamsarmaxes, four supramaxes and two handymaxes.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.


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