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Seno Kisen orders Namura kamsarmax

Brokers are reporting Japan’s Seno Kisen has firmed up a kamsarmax order at Namura Shipbuilding.

In an all-Japanese deal, the 85,000 dwt coal carrier will go on long-term charter to Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) when it delivers in 2020. The ship will haul coal for Sumitomo Joint Electric Power, replacing an ageing panamax on this contract.

Imabari-based Seno Kisen tends to charter out its ships to Japan’s largest shipping lines such as MOL. Its fleet today comprises of 40 bulkers and one roro, according to data from pricing portal, VesselsValue.

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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