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Jiangnan Shipyard confirms Kumiai Senpaku LPG carrier order

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has announced that its subsidiary Jiangnan Shipyard has entered into a letter of intent with Japanese owner Kumiai Senpaku for the construction of a 40,000 cu m LPG carrier.

The ship will be fitted with a LPG dual-fuel engine and also adopt other environmental features. Delivery is scheduled in the first quarter of 2023.

VesselsValue data shows Kumiai Senpaku currently owns a fleet of 16 vessels made up of nine bulkers, four tankers and three LPG carriers. The company also has an MR tanker under construction at CSSC Chengxi Shipyard.

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Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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