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Trafigura adds more at Qingdao Yangfan

Dalian: Trafigura has extended its series of 206,000 dwt newcastlemaxes at Qingdao Yangfan to a total of six vessels, having exercised two further options both for delivery in the first quarter of 2017, according to a weekly market report from shipbroker Clarkson.  

The Geneva-based trader made the initial order for new vessels to empower its newly bought dry bulk hub in Brazil in January.
For Qingdao Yangfan the orders have been a breakthrough size-wise. Previously the largest ships the yard had handled were bulkers up to 185,000 dwt.  [08/04/14]

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