Kumiai Navigation orders another dual-fuelled VLGC

Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries has announced an order from compatriot Kumiai Navigation for an additional 84,000 cu m VLGC, set to be equipped with an LPG dual fuel engine.

Clarkson Research Services reported that the order is the second vessel in a series and is scheduled for delivery from Kawasaki Heavy’s Sakaide facility in early 2022.

Kumiai Navigation has five VLGCs on the water currently, part of a fleet of 16 vessels in total.

Meanwhile, in other LPG newbuild news, Thenamaris has declared an option for a 38,000 cu m LPG carrier at Hyundai Mipo in South Korea. The vessel is set to be the fourth unit in the series and is scheduled for delivery in 2022.

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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