Taiwanese bulk delivery operator Knowledge Marine has returned to Imabari Shipbuilding with an order for 2 ultramax newbuilds. The Taipei-based proprietor has booked a pair of 64,000 dwt bulkers for about $70m.
Supply dates haven’t been revealed for this order. Earlier this 12 months, Knowledge signed up for 2 handysize bulk carriers on the identical Japanese shipyard for $29m every, with deliveries scheduled for 2023.
The corporate additionally booked 4 ships of comparable tonnage cut up between Japanese gamers, Namura Shipbuilding and Onomichi Dockyard, in July and September respectively, paying round $114m for the quartet.
Knowledge Marine at the moment has a fleet of 133 vessels and 16 ships on order at numerous Japanese yards, together with a kamsarmax trio at Tsuneishi Shipbuilding.