Japanese owners Iino Kaiun Kaisha, Tabuchi Kaiun and Komaya Shipping have ordered a total of five small scale LPG carriers in total at three domestic yards.
According to shipbroking sources, Iino Kaiun has ordered three 1,800 cu m LPG carriers at Shin Kurushima Dockyard with delivery scheduled in 2020.
Meanwhile, Tabuchi Kaiun has placed an order at Shitanoe Zosen for one 3,500 cu m LPG carrier with delivery scheduled in 2019.
Lastly, Komaya Shipping has booked a 8,700 cu m LPG carrier at Asakawa Shipbuilding. The vessel is expected to be delivered in 2020.
Iino Kaiun runs a LPG carrier fleet of 21 vessels, while Komaya Shipping and Tabuchi Kaiun operates 12 LPG carriers and nine LPG carriers respectively.