Samos Steamship of Greece signs up for a 52,000-dwt products tanker at South Korea's Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.
Delivery is reportedly for 2012 but other sources put the delivery date as March 2013.
The order is Samos’s first with a Korean shipbuilder. Its other bulkers and tankers have been built in Japan.
Tassos Tsamouranis of Samos declines to reveal when the Hyundai Mipo order was signed but does confirm other orders that appear to have gone unreported.
No prices have been revealed on any of them and although Tsamouranis says they were “recent”, some appear to have been placed some time ago.
A 156,000-dwt tanker is being built at Sumitomo Heavy Industries. The vessel is listed with delivery in August 2012.
Additionally, one 37,000-dwt bulker is due to come out of Japan’s Saiki Heavy Industries in January 2014.
Published : August 12, 2011