Spanish shipowner ELcano has placed an order for two 13,000dwt chemical tankers with China’s Ningbobo Xinle Shipbuilding, the shipyard said in a press release.
The first ship is expected to be delivered in the second half of 2016.
Zhejiang Ocean Shipping was first to order an LNG carrier from Ningo Xinle in October last year.
The 30,000 cu m dual-fuel LNG carrier is slated for delivery in March 2015.
Empresa Naviera Elcano, S.A, based in Madrid, is engaged in the shipping of bulk and liquid products (LNG, LPG, oil, oil products and chemical products).
Elcano has six chemical tankers in its fleet, two oil tankers, three LPG and two LNG carriers.
Press Release, August 8, 2014; Image: Shipspotting