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U-Ming in for Oshima bulker newbuilds

Taiwan’s U-Ming Marine has managed to secure a couple of prized berths at Japanese shipyard Oshima Shipbuilding.

Clarkson Research Services is reporting U-Ming has contracted for a pair of 100,000 dwt bulk carriers at Oshima. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2022. No price has been identified.

Earlier this year, U-Ming teamed with compatriot Kuang Ming Shipping and Japanese shipping major Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) to start a coal shipping joint venture with Taiwan Power Company (TPC).

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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