KSS Line in for another VLGC newbuild

South Korea’s KSS Line is back for another VLGC newbuild. The line has signed a contract with compatriot Hyundai Heavy Industries for an 84,000 cu m VLGC costing $77m. The ship is due for delivery in May 2017.

Including newbuilds, KSS’s fleet now numbers 13 ships. It has four VLGCs on order at HHI, three ordered in the final quarter this year.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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