Dubai-based Tristar Group has ordered six newbuild 25,000-dwt oil and chemical tanks at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard on the back of long term charters with oil major Shell.

Greek shipowner TMS Cardiff has inked a 10-year time charter contract with Vitol for one of its X Carrier series of vessels.

Ship Finance International (SFL) has purchased two secondhand 19,400-teu containerships attached with long term charter contracts until late-2033.

Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has approached South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to build two new LNG carrier on the back of a long term charter deal with France’s Total subsidiary.

Golar LNG Partners has bagged a 15-year FSRU charter contract with an undisclosed energy and logistics company for operation in the Atlantic Basin.

d'Amico International Shipping (DIS) has sold and 11-year old MR product tanker for $14.3m and chartered the vessel back for six years.

Maersk Supply Service has landed a long term charter contract to enter the Mexican market for the first time with Subtec, subsidiary of Blue Marine Group, for one of its Stingray subsea support new vessels.

Subsea vessel Southern Star owned by Tasik Subsea has started a six-year bareboat charter adding an extra year to its original contract.

Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has been awarded two new long-term contracts in Europe to support wind farm projects for an international energy company, and a further short-term contract in the Middle East. 

BP Egypt has signed a pair of one year contract extensions for two time charter contracts with Deep Sea Supply.

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