Raffles Shipping inks deal for up to six chemical tankers at Wuchang Shipbuilding

Singapore-based Raffles Shipping International has booked up to six 19,700-dwt chemical tankers at China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group.

The order is for two firm tankers and options for four sister ships. Financial details of the deal and delivery schedule were not disclosed.

The newbuildings will be classed by Bureau Veritas (BV) and fly the Singapore flag.

Read more: CSIC Wuchang Shipbuilding to build up to four chemical tankers for Sinochem

Wuchang Shipbuilding, subsidiary of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC), said the new vessels will be built to optimise energy efficiency and satisfy the requirements of the EEDI.

Posted 19 November 2018

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