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Oman Shipping secures $227m financing for ten tankers

Oman Shipping Company has secured $227m to finance its purchase of 10 medium range tankers, which are locked into charters with Shell Tankers Singapore for seven years.

Societe Generale acted as sole arranger and underwriter for the deal, which involved a combination of export credit agency and commercial financing.

Oman Shipping Company ordered the ten 50,000 dwt medium-range tankers at South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2013 for a total of $320m.

“We are very pleased with the successful close of this landmark transaction particularly in the current environment, a testimony to our current strategy and its robustness. Beyond the importance for OSC, this deal perfectly meets our company’s objectives in terms of diversification of funding sources,” said Tarik Al-Junaidi, chief executive officer, Oman Shipping Company.

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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