Kyoei Tanker taps Namura for a VLCC

Japan’s Kyoei Tanker has gone to Namura Shipbuilding to order a VLCC. The Japanese yard will deliver the 310,300 dwt tanker in the third quarter of 2019. Kyoei has one other VLCC on order, a 311,000 dwt under construction at Japan Marine United for delivery next year.

Namura has been busy heavily marketing its VLCC designs of late.

Kyoei’s current fleet comprises five VLCCs, five product tankers and six bulkers. It also has an LPG carrier due to deliver in the second quarter this year.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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