Shanghai: China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) has announced that is has signed, via a subsidiary, a shipbuilding contract with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC) for the construction of a 319,000dwt VLCC.
Delivery of the vessel is schedule in September 2017.
CMES is currently optimizing the fleet to take advantage of the favourable central government policy for ship scrapping. It has ordered five VLCCs at DSIC and Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding in September and one VLCC at DSIC in December.
Source: sino ship news. 16 January 2014