Sasaki wins LPG pair

Toda Kisen, a small Japanese owner based on the island of Shikoku, has gone to compatriot yard Sasaki Shipbuilding for a pair of gas carriers. No price has been revealed for the two 5,000 cu m LPG carriers. The ships are set to deliver in 2019.

Privately held Toda Kisen was incorporated in 1963. Its fleet today numbers 22 ships, most of which go on long term charter to Japan’s largest lines.

With one slipway, Hiroshima-based Sasaki specialises in small LPG, LNG and chemical carriers.

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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