Shanghai: Norwegian owner Jo Tankers has exercised options for two 33,000dwt chemical tankers at Jiangsu New Times Shipbuilding.
Jo Tankers currently has another six 33,000dwt tankers under construction at the yard.
The eight vessels will be join the fleet of Milestone Chemical Tankers, the jointly owned chartering and marketing arm of Jo Tankers and Tokyo Marine, upon delivery in 2016 and 2017.
New Times Shipbuilding delivered a 74,500dwt chemical tanker, the largest chemical tanker ever built, to Jo Tankers in 2013. [02/12/14]