Pertamina in for three NYK tankers

Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has been pruning its MR tanker fleet. Brokers report Indonesian energy giant Pertamina has come in for two Shin Kurishima MRs, the Challenge Polaris and Challenge Paragon for $31m en bloc as well as NYK’s VLCC Toba for an undisclosed price. The VLCC is understood to have been on subjects for a number of months.

Meanwhile, brokers also report that NYK has sold another MR tanker, called Challenge Premier for $12.5m on a bareboat basis to undisclosed European buyers.

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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