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Formosa Plastics orders MR tanker trio

CSSC Offshore Marine, formerly Guangzhou Shipyard International has received an order from Taiwanese owner Formosa Plastics Marine for three 50,000 dwt MR tankers. Delivery of all three units is due in 2019. The order marks the first new ships for Formosa Plastics, one of Taiwan’s largest conglomerates, in many years.

Last week, Vista Shipping, a joint venture between Denmark’s Hafnia Tankers and CSSC, ordered two 75,000 dwt product tankers at the same yard.

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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