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MOL kicks off handymax fleet rejuvenation programme

Japanese bulker specialist Oshima Shipbuilding has won an order from compatriot Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) for three 56,000 dwt handymaxes.

The ships will deliver in 2020. No price has been mentioned for the trio.

The order marks MOL’s start of rejuvenating its smaller bulker tonnage. As one of the world’s largest bulker owners, MOL’s ordering in this department has tended to focus on larger tonnage in recent years.

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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