Mexico Orders New Salt Transporter from Nantong Rainbow

Mexico's state-controlled Exportadora de Sal SA (ESSA), one of the world’s largest salt exporters with a 10-million-ton annual production, has ordered a new shallow-draft self-unloading salt carrier from  Nantong Rainbow shipyard in China.  The 142-meter long, 4.87 meter draft, 15,500 deadweight ABS-classed vessel was designed by Shanghai TianYi Ship Engineering Company and … [Read more...]

Odfjell Places Order for New LPG Carriers

Nantong Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co. has been awarded a USD $180 million contract from Odfjell for the construction of four 17,000 cbm LPG/Ethylene gas carriers with options for an additional four ships. Deliveries are scheduled between October 2015 and May 2016 according to a statement on Odfjell's website.  These ships will add to Odfjell's current fleet … [Read more...]