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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.

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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