Japanese owner Kumiai Navigation has placed an order at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) for the construction of an 82,000 DWT bulk carrier.
According to shipbroking reports by both Intermodal and Allied Shipbroking, the vessel will be fitted with a scrubber and delivery is scheduled in 2021. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.
Kumiai Navigation also ordered a duel-fuelled VLGC at Kawasaki Heavy Industries this week. The company currently owns a fleet of 16 vessels made up of 10 bulkers and six LPG carriers, and it also has two bulk carriers and three LPG carriers on order.