According to Japanese media sources, the Japanese village-name shipbuilding has recently received two Greek ship owners a total of five Kamsarmax bulk carrier orders, and is underway to carry out new ship orders for consultations with other Greek owners. This is also the first time that Nomura Shipbuilding has received orders for Kamsarmax bulk carriers.
According to the sources, Vrontados shipping company ordered a 1 + 1 82,000 dwt Kamsarmax bulk carrier under the name of Murakura Shipbuilding, of which the first was to cost about 30.3 million U.S. dollars and is expected to be delivered by 2020. This will be Vrontados' first new ship order signed since the end of 2000.
Currently, Vrontados fleet has four handymax bulk carriers and two Panamax bulk carriers, all built by the Chinese shipyard. However, after receiving the last of a series of six bulk carriers from Jiangnan Shipbuilding at the end of 2003, Vrontados started a process of arbitration of Jiangnan shipbuilding in the UK in an attempt to seek compensation for damage to the ship's coating, but the arbitration results Not announced.
Meanwhile, another Greek ship owner, Pleiades, ordered three Kamsarmax bulk carriers under the name of Murakami Shipbuilding, each of which costs about $ 29 million and will be delivered by 2020.
It is understood that Pleiades made two 85,000 dwt Kamsarmax bulk carriers at the famous village in July last year. However, this transaction eventually failed to achieve. Last year, Pleiades made only one tanker at the village of Mukden.
In addition, the name of the village shipbuilding recently announced the first three quarters of 2017 fiscal year (April-December 2017) operating performance, operating income of 100.74 billion yen, down 3.0%; net profit attributable to parent -42.1 billion yen , The loss margin expanded year on year.