Ship Finance International back at Daehan for more product tankers

John Fredriksen’s Ship Finance International has extended its series at Daehan Shipbuilding by ordering two plus two options 114,000 dwt LR2 product tankers, according to the latest market update from Clarkson Research.

The two firm units are due for delivery in the first quarter of 2018 and will be the third and fourth vessels in the series. No price has been revealed.

Elsewhere, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, another Korean yard, has secured an order for one 50,000 dwt MR product tanker from Sangji Shipping, due for delivery in 2018. Sangji Shipping became a subsidiary company of GS

Caltex in 2009 and has another 38,986 dwt product tanker in its fleet.

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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