Santoku Senpaku orders capesize pair at Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding

Santoku Senpaku orders capesize pair at Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding

Japanese owner Santoku Senpaku has signed shipbuilding orders with CSSC-affiliated Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding for the construction of two 186,000 dwt capesize bulk carriers.

The price for each vessel is around $45m and delivery is scheduled in 2019.

Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding has received three orders this year for capesizes, the last a pair from Foremost Group in June.

Santoku Senpaku is a repeat customer at Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, having taken delivery of three capesizes between 2012 and 2013. The Japanese company currently owns and manages 118 vessels across various sectors.

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