Lauritzen and Imabari
seal large newbuilding contract

Jun 2 2014
From left: Tatsuo Imamura, General Manager Itochu; Jan Kastrup-Nielsen, President & CEO J. Lauritzen; Yukito Higaki, President Imabari Shipbuilding CO. LTD. and Peter Borup, President Lauritzen Bulkers. Photo: Ulla Munch-Petersen


Lauritzen Bulkers and Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. have sealed contracts for building six bulk carriers at a signing ceremony in Copenhagen on 27 May 2014. The number of contracts included in the deal is one of the biggest ever made by the Japanese shipbuilding giant.

The deal consists of two 63,000 dwt eco design supramax bulk carriers for delivery in 2017 wholly-owned by Lauritzen Bulkers.

The deal also includes long-term time-charter by Lauritzen Bulkers of one eco design 63,000 dwt supramax and three 38,000 dwt eco design handysize newbuildings for delivery in 2016-17 built by Imabari Shipbuilding.

"The newbuilding deal with Imabari is very important to us as it witnesses not only our long and close relations with the Imabari group but also our commitment to maintain our strong position in handysize and to further develop our position in the supramax segment", says Peter Borup, president of Lauritzen Bulkers.

Lauritzen Bulkers combined order program comprises six wholly-owned and two part-owned vessels as well as 16 long-term time-chartered newbuildings for delivery in 2014-17.

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