Diverse Japanese owner Fukujin Kisen has ordered one firm plus one option 50,000 dwt MR product tanker at Hyundai Mipo’s Vietnamese joint venture yard for delivery next year. The Imabari-based owner, which can trace its roots back to 1875, has a fleet comprised of dry bulk carriers, log carriers, containerships and product tankers.
The deal is the second contract for Hyundai Mipo this year following on from a similar 50,000 dwt product carrier order from GS Caltex’s wholly owned Sangji Shipping last month.
In other tanker ordering news, Krasnoye Sormovo in Russia has announced an order from Volga-Flot Tanker (VF Tanker) for five 7,875 dwt IMO 2 ice class chemical tankers, due for delivery this year and next.
Another Russian shipbuilder, meanwhile, Nevsky Shipyard has won a contract with compatriot owner Pola Rise for five 7,450 dwt MPPs. The vessels will have a container capacity of 240 teu each and are scheduled for delivery next year.