Japanese owners pile in for LPG carriers

Japanese owners pile in for LPG carriers

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.

Jason Jiang

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