Kumiai Navigation returns to Kawasaki Heavy for a VLGC

Kumiai Navigation has returned to its favoured yard, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), for a VLGC.

Kumiai Navigation is a 100%-owned Singapore subsidiary of Kumiai Senpaku. Its latest order will deliver in 2020. No price has been revealed.

Kumiai also has another KHI VLGC due for delivery in March 2019, while all four of its existing VLGC fleet were built at the same Japanese yard.

Aside from VLGCs Kumiai is involved in dry bulk with a diverse range of bulkers in its fleet.

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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