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Japan’s Tsuneishi Zosen yard books six aframaxes and two bulkers

Athens: The past week has been a busy one for orders at Japan’s Tsuneishi Zosen shipyard, which has booked separate orders for six aframax tankers and two kamsarmax bulk carriers. No prices for the orders have been disclosed.

Compatriot company Nissen Kaiun KK has ordered six firm 106,000-dwt aframaxes from the yard for delivery in 2017 and 2018.

Separately, Greece’s Sea Pioneer Shipping Corp has ordered two firm 81,600-dwt kamsarmax bulk carriers at the yard for 2018 delivery.

The Japanese shipyard is a a specialist in building kamsarmax vessels, having completed the world’s first such vessel in February 2005. Since then, the yard has built close to 300 of the vessels.

The shipyard’s latest kamsarmax design comes with a ballast water management system fitted as standard, although it is unclear as to whether such a system will be included on Sea Pioneer’s new vessels.


Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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