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Sainty Marine and SE Shipping head to arbitration over MPV newbuild cancellation

Shanghai: Financially troubled shipyard Sainty Marine has announced that it has entered into arbitration with Singapore-based owner SE Shipping over a contract dispute.

SE Shipping signed a bareboat charter contract with Shungao Shipping, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sainty Marine, in 2013. Under the contract, SE Shipping will charter a 31,200dwt newbuild multi-purpose vessel from Shungao Shipping after the vessel is completed at Sainty Marine.

SE Shipping has subsequently requested to cancel the contract on the basis of the shipyard not being able to get a refund guarantee and the vessel being delayed beyond the contracted timeline.

Sainty Marine has suffered numerous cancellations as it struggles to survive the restructuring of Mingde Heavy Industry, with Precious Shipping and Universal Marine among those to have cancelled orders.

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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