Britain To Build A ‘National Flagship’ To Promote Maritime Trade
by Alistair Smout (Reuters) – Britain is to build a new flagship to promote its business and trade interests around the world, the government said on Saturday, in a move it...
The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. took delivery of its 318,000 DWT Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) Ardeshir H Bhiwandiwalla from Hyundai Heavy Industries Ltd, (HHI) South Korea today and subsequently delivered the vessel to its new buyers.
This is the second vessel out of the 3 VLCCs which the Company had ordered at HHI in April 2010 and subsequently contracted to sell the same in Q1 FY12. The third VLCC will be delivered to the buyers in April 2012.
The Company’s current fleet stands at 34 vessels, comprising 24 tankers (9 crude carriers, 14 product carriers, 1 LPG carrier) and 10 dry bulk carriers (1 Capesize, 3 Kamsarmax, 1 Panamax, 4 Supramax, 1 Handymax) with an average age of 8.9 years aggregating 2.62 million DWT.
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