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Hyundai Heavy Bags Double VLCC Order

May 21, 2020

South Korea's shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries has secured an order to build two very large crude carriers for unnamed European shipowners.The value of the orders for two 300,000-ton VLCCs, which will be equipped with scrubbers to meet IMO emission regulations, is 200 billion South Korean Won ($162.5 million).The VLCCs will be 330 meters long, 60 meters wide, and 29.7 meters high. Hyundai Heavy…

Fujairah Oil Terminal Invests in VLCC project. Expects Surge in Oil Trade

Aug 27, 2021

The Fujairah Oil Terminal is investing an estimated $45 million to upgrade the infrastructure at its storage facilities, betting on a surge in crude trading and storage demand at the United Arab Emirates oil hub, the company's chairman told Reuters…

DNV Grants AiP for Samsung Heavy's VLCC Fuel Ready Design

Aug 20, 2021

Classification society DNV has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Samsung Heavy Industries for a 'Fuel Ready' (ammonia, D, S, Ti) class notation for its 300,000 dwt LNG-fueled very large crude carrier (VLCC) design.SHI has developed a…

China Launches Energy Efficient VLCC

Jul 19, 2021

CS Hunan Venture very large crude carrier, dubbed one of the most advanced and energy-efficient VLCCs ever built in China, was recently launched by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group (DSIC).The vessel is owned by China Shipbuilding Consulting…

ADNOC L&S Adds Two More VLCCs to Its Fleet

Apr 13, 2021

Abu Dhabi-based ADNOC Logistics & Services, the shipping and maritime logistics branch of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), has ordered two additional Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC), bringing the total number of VLCCs added to its fleet in 2021 to eight…

Euronav Sells and Leases Back VLCC Newton

Feb 23, 2021

Belgian tanker operator Euronav said Tuesday it had entered into a sale and leaseback agreement for the very large crude carrier Newton with China's Taiping & Sinopec Financial Leasing Ltd Co. The VLCC was sold for $36 million.'The transaction produced a capital gain of about $2…

Hin Leong's Owners Move to Block OCBC from Picking at Shipping Units

Jul 29, 2020

The family that owns beleaguered Singaporean oil trader Hin Leong Trading (HLT) is seeking to block creditor OCBC's request to appoint overseers for the family's Xihe Holdings and four other subsidiaries to recoup its debt.Oversea Chinese Banking…

SFL Buys Newbild VLCC with Long-Term Charter Secured

May 20, 2020

Shipowner SFL Corporation has agreed to buy a newbuild 308,000 dwt very large crude carrier (VLCC), in combination with a seven-year bareboat charter with an unnamed oil major, adding nearly $60 million to SFL’s fixed-rate charter backlog.The…

Sinopec's Largest Petrochemical Port Starts Operations with VLCC Arrival

May 11, 2020

China's energy and chemical giant Sinopec has said it has put China's largest petrochemical port into operation with the successful docking and unloading of the New Renown, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) from the Middle East. The tanker was welcomed at the new 300…

Samsung Heavy Scores $209M Order for Two LNG-Fueled VLCCs

Apr 14, 2020

South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries has signed a contract worth $209.2 million (KRW 253.6 billion) with a Bermudan ship owner to build two LNG-fueled VLCCs, which will be delivered by April 2022.The Very Large Crude Carriers will be equipped with S-Fugas…

Frontline Sees Opportunity in Tanker Market

Aug 27, 2019

So far in 2019, 41 VLCCs have been added to the global fleet compared to three vessel demolitions, said  the world's largest oil tanker shipping company Frontline Ltd.An additional 33 VLCCs are scheduled to be delivered in 2019 with 43 more to follow in 2020 before the order-book declines sharply…

Ocean Yield Takes Delivery of New VLCC

Jun 11, 2019

Norway-based ship owning company Ocean Yield ASA has taken delivery of the very large crude carriers (VLCC) Nissos Despotiko.The vessel was delivered from the yard Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and is the second in a series of four VLCCs that will be delivered to the Company in 2019…

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