Taiwan Navigation orders two kamsarmaxes at Oshima

Taiwan Navigation orders two kamsarmaxes at Oshima

Taiwanese bulker owner Taiwan Navigation continues to optimise its fleet, having signed newbuilding contracts with Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding for the construction of two 81,600 dwt kamsarmax bulk carriers.

Delivery of the two ships are expected in 2022 and the total price is $66.22m.

Last month, Taiwan Navigation placed orders at Namura Shipbuilding for two 80,000 dwt bulkers.

The company said the eco-friendly ships will gradually phase out the older tonnage in the fleet and it will have a fleet with an average age below six years old by 2022.

Taiwan Navigation currently operates a fleet of 20 bulk carriers with another six on order.

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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