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NYK orders six LNG carriers at Hudong-Zhonghua for CNOOC charter

Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has gone to Shanghai for its latest expansion of its LNG fleet, inking orders for six 174,000 cu m vessels with CSSC Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding worth a combined $1.26bn.

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) will take the vessels on long term charter with delivery dates stretching all the way out to 2027 at the increasingly busy shipyard, which holds the distinction of being the first Chinese shipbuilder to build an LNG ship 15 years ago.

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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