NYK Stolt Tankers Orders New Parcel Tanker
November 14, 2013
Front row, from left: Wang Yong, Kenichi Miki, Hans Feringa, Hu Kai
NYK Stolt Tankers S.A. (NST) — launched as a joint venture company by NYK and Stolt Tankers B.V., the tanker division of Stolt-Nielsen Limited, a Norwegian business group — has ordered a 38,000 deadweight ton parcel tanker from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. (head office: Shanghai, China).
On October 29, the shipbuilding company held a signing ceremony that was attended by Wang Yong, president of Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding; Hu Kai, vice-president of China Shipbuilding Trading Co. (International) Ltd.; Hans Feringa, president of Stolt Tankers; and Kenichi Miki, NYK corporate officer.
A parcel tanker is a versatile chemical tanker that can transport various types of cargoes at the same time, and this vessel is the seventh vessel ordered, following the six that NST currently holds and operates. The tanker, which will be completed in February 2017, will have the most advanced eco-ship design and will come equipped with 43 stainless-steel cargo tanks.
In addition to NST, NYK and Stolt Tankers have also developed a parcel tanker company within the Asia region, and currently operate 11 parcel tankers around 10,000 deadweight tons under the name of Stolt NYK Asia Pacific Service.
NYK will aggressively maintain a competitive fleet with joint venture partner Stolt Tankers in the growing chemical market by operating parcel tankers that offer needed complex, high-quality operations.
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