Middle EastTankers

KOTC set for newbuild spree

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has revealed that it is looking to order three VLGCs, one VLCC, and four MR product tankers.

The company has opened the pre-qualifification process inviting shipyards to tender for the design and construction of the vessels. Yards have until December 20 to submit applications.

KOTC currently has a fleet of 29 vessels made up of tankers and LPG carriers, predominantly built in Korea.


Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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