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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ordering of chemical carriers picking up – Drewry

According to the Drewry Shipping Consultants monthly report for March 2002, ordering of chemical carriers has picked up since the turn of the year.

18 chemical tankers have been ordered during the first two months of 2002. The current chemical tanker orderbook stands at 116 ships totalling 2.44 million dwt, which is equivalent to 10.2% of the fleet. The highest share of orders compared to fleet is for the segment 20,000-30,000 dwt where the orderbook covers 13.2% of the fleet.

The development in easy chemical freight rates can be viewed here.