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Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers orders aframax pair at DSME

Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) has entered into shipbuilding contracts with South Korean shipyard DSME for the construction of two 124,000 dwt aframax tankers.

The total value of the contract is KRW337bn ($284m) and delivery is scheduled for August 2022.

KNOT, a joint venture between NYK and Knutsen, currently owns a fleet of 12 tankers with another four suezmax tankers on order at Korean and Chinese yards.

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Jason Jiang

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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