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Golden Ocean Group has acquired a pair of ice-class panamax resales at India's Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering Company.

Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary Jurong Shipyard has won a $596m contract to construct a new jack-up oil rig with an option for an additional unit from Noble Corporation.

Commodities trader Trafigura has booked four 50,000 dwt MR product tankers at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI), with an option for an additional four units.

Ship Finance International (SFI) has gone to a major South Korean shipyard to build four 8,700 teu containerships at “attractive” prices.

Hamburg Süd has christened its two largest ever container ships, Cap San Nicholas and Cap San Marco, each with the most extensive reefer capacity of any vessel worldwide.

Norway-based SinOceanic Shipping has ordered ten 8,800 teu containerships from China-based Jinhai Heavy Industries on behalf of an undisclosed third party.

Anyone who has traveled with Greece’s Prime minister Antonis Samaras is aware of his 7am to midnight work day. Perhaps everyone was tired after days of continuous meetings, but Chinese news agency reports quoting Greece’s Shipping and Aegean Policy minister, Kostis Mousouroulis, a member of the Greek trade and investment delegation to China, May 15 - 18, that Greek shipowners had ordered 142 ships in the month of April, certainly woke up everyone at home.

Spanish shipbuilding and repair company Astilleros Armon SA has delivered the tug Cerro Itamut, the first of a series of 14 tractor-type tugs of 70 tonnes bollard pull vessels to increase the current fleet of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP).

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) is to class the five largest containerships ever to be built ordered by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

Cosco Corporation's (Singapore) Dalian yard clinched a RMB500m ($81.4m) contract to build one 28,000 cu m LNG vessel for a Chinese shipowner.

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