Imabari wins first Greek VLCC order

Imabari wins first Greek VLCC order

Imabari, Japan’s largest shipyard, has received its first VLCC orders from a Greek owner.

Angeliki Frangou’s Navios Group has secured early delivery slots for a landmark order in Japan, signing for four firm 311,000 dwt tankers with delivery slated from Q3 2020. The ships are coming with scrubbers fitted. No price has been revealed for the orders.

Imabari has now closed out its 2020 available slots.

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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