Yasa orders suezmax pair at Daehan

Brokers report Turkish owner Yasa has placed placed an order for two firm suezmax tankers at Daehan in South Korea. The 158,000 dwt ships are Tier III and will be fitted with scrubbers, and come with a price tag of $61m each with delivery set for 2022.

Yasa, which operates a mixed fleet of bulkers and tankers, has been going through a fleet rejuvenation exercise for the last 18 months, putting most of its tonnage older than 10 years old up for sale, while ordering a swathe of new ships in Korea and China.

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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