Zhejiang Xiehai orders bulker quartet at Xinzhou Shipbuilding

Zhejiang Xiehai orders bulker quartet at Xinzhou Shipbuilding

Chinese dry bulk operator Zhejiang Xiehai Group has placed an order at Taizhou-based Xinzhou Shipbuilding for the construction of four 45,700 dwt bulk carriers.

The vessels will be classified by CCS and will be deployed for domestic operations following delivery in 2021. The total value of the contract is over RMB400m ($57.6m).

Zhejiang Xiehai Group is mainly engaged in domestic coastal and river shipping business and is also expanding into international shipping, operating a fleet of over 40 bulkers with total capacity of over 1m dwt.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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