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NYK books Oshima coal carrier

Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has gone to compatriot yard Oshima Shipbuilding for a Tier III coal carrier, which will be delivered in the fist quarter of 2021. The 98,500 dwt ship will go on a 20-year charter to Japanese mill, Kobe Steel. No prices have been revealed for the newbuild, nor the charter deal.

In a release NYK said it was continuing efforts to strengthen its base of businesses that can generate stable profits by providing flexible and optimal energy transport options.

While other Japanese yards are still closing out their 2020 berths, it appears Oshima, a keenly sought after bulker builder, has now closed out its slots for 2020.

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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