Kyoei Tanker orders VLCC at JMU

Kyoei Tanker announced has placed an order for a 311,000 dwt VLCC with compatriot yard Japan Marine United (JMU). The ship will deliver in the third quarter of 2019 with the tanker owner saying the acquisition is part of its fleet renewal process.

Kyoei Tanker has five VLCCs in its diverse fleet. It has two other VLCCs on order, one at Namura and another at JMU.

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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