Tsakos orders suezmax pair at Hyundai Samho

Greek owner Nikolas Tsakos’ tanker unit Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) has placed an order at South Korean yard Hyundai Samho for the construction of two 158,000 dwt suezmax tankers.

According to shipbroking sources, the vessels will be chartered to Chevron upon delivery in 2020, and price for each vessel is $65m.

TEN operates a fleet of 62 vessels comprising 60 tankers and two LNG carriers. It also has two aframax newbuildings under construction at Daehan Shipbuilding.

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