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Wanhua taps Jiangnan for ethane carriers

Wanhua Chemical Group has ordered two firm and two optional 99,000 cu m very large ethane carriers at Jiangnan Shipyard in China, with the firm vessels set to be delivered in 2025, according to Clarksons. No price has been revealed for the newbuilds.

Wanhua is a regular client at Jiangnan. The yard’s 60,000 dwt, 99,000 cu m ship is currently the largest ethane carrier design in the market.

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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