AsiaDry Cargo

Tamai Steamship in for one at Oshima

Tokyo: Japan’s Tamai Steamship has contracted Oshima Shipbuilding to build a new handymax bulker. Trading house Sumitomo Corporation is providing finance for the 55,300 dwt ship. Delivery is set for mid-2019. Though no price has been given the owner said it was “within the range of market prices”.

Oshima, a famous name in Japanese dry bulk construction, has one of the longer orderbooks in the country.

Listed Tamai Steamship is focused on dry bulk. It also has a freight forwarding business, a manning agency, and real estate businesses. The company was founded in 1929.



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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